Kitchen Sink Cupcakes

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful”- said Marylin. Or Audrey. Or that funny lady with the bad eyebrows. One of them, anyway.

On Tuesday, I stumbled into Tesco on the hunt for baking goodies to find that not only did they have Oreo’s on offer, but Peanut Butter cups and Nutella too.

This, I thought, was a sign.

I don’t have to choose! Women these days can have it all!

And with that, the Kitchen sink cupcakes were born.

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There could be endless combinations, but I opted for:

Chocolate-Cake-with-Hidden-Peanut-Butter-Cup-Nutella-Core-Peanut-Butter-Oreo-Frosting.

Catchy, no?

First off, line a cupcake tin with 12 cases and pop a PB cup (or an Oreo) in the bottom.

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Then you will need:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 40g salted butter
  • 120ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C(325F)Gas 3
  2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter  until everything is combined.
  3. Whisk the milk,egg,and vanilla extract together,then slowly pour about half into the flour mixture, beat to combine until the mixture is smooth. Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases over the Oreo surprise until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes,or until the sponge bounces back when touched.

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Now for the fun bit.

Take a cooled cupcake, and cut a small hole in the middle.

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DON’T EAT THE MIDDLE! (You already have, haven’t you?)

Then grab a jar of the good stuff.

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*Ahhhhh as the spoon cracks through the foil*

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Into the perfect little hole, scoop a teaspoon of Nutella.

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Now, pop the bit that you DEFIANTLY DID NOT EAT, back on top.

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For the Frosting:

400g icing sugar

50g butter

100g peanut butter

Beat until the lumps have gone and it is all silky smooth.

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Pile in a piping bag and pipe delicately over the top.

Next, whack 5 Oreo’s in a sealed plastic bag and get your boyfriend to whack them with a rolling pin until they resemble nothing but a dusty cloud of yum.

Because I don’t see nothing wrong. With a little bump and grinnnddddd…….

Sorry.

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Sprinkle over the top and pop in the remaining treats finish the lot.

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Aint they gorgeous?

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What’s in them, people ask?

Everything but the kitchen sink baby!

BB x

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