I have been wanting to make these cupcakes ever since I first saw them. Naomi from Bakers Royale makes the coolest cupcakes! They are never just a cupcake and frosting, they always have some fun twist to them, and her pictures are fabulous!!
I am not so great with the photography but I am always excited to try new recipes and new techniques! Plus....who doesn't love a good Mudslide!! :)
I put each frosting in it's own piping bag, cut the tips from each and then placed them side by side in a large piping bag with my chosen tip.
This actually works! The key to success is to make sure each frosting bag is filled with the same amount and positioned equally in the larger bag. Also, try a few practice swirls to make sure the frostings are both coming out at the same time.
Finish off your cupcakes with some homemade fudge sauce drizzled over the top!
Mudslide Cupcakes (adapted from Bakers Royale)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin pans with liners or non-stick spray.
Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 18 minutes for standard size, 10 minutes for mini cupcakes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into 16 pieces
Combine egg whites and sugar in a large heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over (not on) simmering water in a sauce pan and heat, whisking constantly until sugar has dissolved. The mixture is ready when with it is very warm to the touch, about 2 minutes and approximately 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
Remove from mixture from heat and transfer to a stand mixer bowl and beat on high until egg white mixture is fluffy, led to room temperature and holds stiff peaks, about 6 minutes.
Turn the speed to medium low, add salt and the butter a few pieces at a time, beating well after each addition. Turn the speed to high and beat until mixture is creamy, about 3-5 minutes more. Evenly split buttercream into two separate bowls.
Bailey’s and Chocolate Kahlua Frostings:
To make the Baileys buttercream add 3 tablespoons of Baileys into one bowl and beat until combined.
To make the Chocolate Kahlua Frosting in the other bowl, add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 4 oz of melted semi-sweet chocolate and 3 tablespoons of Kahlua and beat until combined.
Place each frosting in separate pastry bags and cut a small opening at the bottom. Use a third bag fitted with your preferred tip and then place both filled pastry bags inside. Make sure that the bottoms of both bags are pointed in the tip. Frost cupcakes as desired.
Drizzle with chocolate sauce to finish.
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