Arizona cupcakes


Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

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1 hour 14 min.35 min.1 hour 49 min.
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Cut 100 g butter into small pieces and tip into the bowl of the mixer, along with 30 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Knead for a few minutes on slow speed until thoroughly mixed.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Then add 100 g flour, 2 eggs, 1 pinch salt and 5 g baking powder.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Knead again on medium speed just until evenly mixed.

Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Divide the mixture between small moulds, preferably in paper cake cases. Do not over fill as the cakes will expand during cooking.

You can divide out the mixture with a spoon, but it's much quicker and easier to use a forcing bag.

Stage 6 - 35 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Put in the oven and bake for around 35 minutes (watch for colouring).

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Meanwhile, make the cacti using green marzipan.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Melt 150 g fondant icing in a bain-marie.

Note: if you don't have fondant icing, make up a quick glacé icing using 100g icing sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon water, or just a little more.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Spread icing over the cupcakes...

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Arizona cupcakes
... and place a cactus on top immediately.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
Arizona cupcakes
Decorate all the cupcakes like this.
Remarks
You can start with the basic cupcake mix and let your imagination run wild!

A quick variation: replace the marzipan decorations with pistachio paste, which gives a more realistic saguaro cactus colour.

For that real Arizona touch, the sun should make an appearance on the cupcakes, maybe as a small circle of yellow marzipan at the top to left or right of the cactus? Oh, well - for next time.
Keeping
Several days in a closed metal box.
Source
Home-made, but warmly dedicated to Krissy, Kelley and Heather, three charming friends from Phoenix, of whom I cherish fond memories.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,181 Kcal or 9,131 Kj31 gr333 gr121 gr
109 %12 %31 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
358 Kcal or 1,499 Kj5 gr55 gr20 gr
18 %2 %5 %3 %
Per cupcakes
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
87 Kcal or 364 Kj1 gr13 gr5 gr
4 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 cupcakes : 3.32 €
  • Per cupcakes : 0.13 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Fondant icingFondant icing: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate eclairs, Fondant-iced pithivier, Chinois, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomato tatin, Pretzels, Breton sablé biscuit dough, Hamburgers, Oatmeal and apple cookies, ... All
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Agen prune cake, How to make marzipan decorations, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Piped petits-fours, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake, Moist Lemon Cake, Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag., Paimpol salad, ... All
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  • Those are absoluetly perfect!! I love it! I sure wish we could share that cup of tea while enjoying your yummy cupcakes.
    Posted by Krissy may 10th 2010 at 04:40 (n° 1)
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