Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Cupcakes

Also known as "The Cupcakes From Hell"
Also known as "Ice Cream Sandwich Cupcakes"

I did my first poll today, and I think it came out great! I'm really surprised at the responses I got, but Hot Fudge Brownie Cupcakes won barely! I'm going to consider doing this again, it was fun! Tomorrow is another co-worker's birthday and when I asked what she wanted, she said "surprise me!" I can do that, easy! What I can't do: Decide on a recipe. They all sound so amazing and delicious and I wish I could bake them all in one night and eat the ALL the next day! But alas, I don't even try most of my cupcakes, a lot of the ingredients I don't like.

Making the batter was rather interesting. My parents told me that my cupcakes come out a bit dense, and maybe I should use more rising agent (baking soda or baking powder). Well, hmm... This recipe does't have either. So I made a quick call to my mom who helped me out with what could potentially make this cupcake dense: Make sure I don't over beat the batter. She said that by whipping the eggs, sugar, and salt, I am adding air to the mixture. If I add the chocolate and flour and over-beat it, it takes the air out. Since there is no rising agent, these cupcakes should be light and fluffy on their own, as long as the batter is not over-beaten.

Assembling the cupcakes was a completely different matter. See the note below the directions.


Prep Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 12 cupcakes

3/4 C butter
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
3 large eggs
1 3/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1 pint ice cream (vanilla, chocolate chip, coffee, strawberry, etc)
Hot Fudge recipe found here.

1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
2. Heat the butter and chocolate in a double boiler until completely melted, then set aside to cool.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and salt until completely mixed.
4. Add in the chocolate mixture and vanilla.
5. Slowly add the flour until no white streaks remain. Do not over-mix.
6. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners, and fill the liners to about 1/4 inch from the top.
7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a rack. Pull the ice cream out to thaw when putting the cupcakes on the rack.
9. When the cupcakes are completely cool, cut the tops off.
10. When the ice cream is a spreadable texture, spread ice cream on the cupcake and place the top back on it, but do not press the top on.
11. Wrap the cupcake completely in saran wrap.
12. Freeze the cupcakes for 5 or more hours before serving.
13. Serve frozen and unwrapped with hot fudge sauce.
Above is an image of the cupcakes, wrapped in saran wrap in my freezer.

Let me start by saying, there is a 5 minute window where the ice cream is "spreadable." Good luck finding it. I will only ever again make these cupcakes if I am handed one million dollars, or if I figure out an easier way to do the assembly. This is a quote from the cookbook, Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans, "Cupcake sundaes are equally at home in a pool of chocolate sauce on your best china or eaten out of hand and dipped in the sauce for a midnight splurge. Whenever you serve them, they are handy to have ready in the freezer." Maybe it's just me, but the "midnight splurge" made it sound like this would be a quick easy recipe. Um, no. This recipe sounds so delicious, but I do not advise you try this unless you handle stress and frustration and melting ice cream and crumbling cupcakes and sticky saran wrap... The list goes on. IF (and that's a BIG "if") I do this recipe again, I will cut a whole out of the top of the cupcake and put the ice cream in a pastry bag and fill the cupcakes that way. But I doubt I will try again. This recipe calls for hot fudge, but to be completely honest, I was exhausted just from making the cupcakes and filling the cupcakes that I decided against the hot fudge. Instead they will just be Ice Cream Sandwich Cupcakes.

UPDATE 7/16: I made the hot fudge this morning, so they are true Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Cupcakes. They won't be eaten until 2:30-ish, so I'll let you know later how they came out of the saran wrap. The fudge recipe can be found here.


  1. It looks delicious! Waaaaant :D

    I might just have to try my hand at these...

  2. These were so good
    You are spoiling us at the PHD
    Thank you

  3. These are so delicious thank you for the treat


  4. Awesome Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Cupcakes! Everyone went crazy for them. Like moths to a flame!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)


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