How adorable are these babies! When I first saw images of these somewhere on pinterest or probably on a baking blog of some sort (sarreh naman, medyo naguulyanin na) I knew I had to try them. I’m no baker expert, I just love experimenting in the kitchen at times specially during weekends. Bisyo na ‘to! These babies were relatively simple to make (ayyy parang medyo masagwa yung sinabi ko LOL). Pero ayun nga madali lang sya gawin, tyaga lang and effort ng slight ang kailangan. Eto yung recipe na mahilig magpaasa, uubusin nya ang oras at pasensya mo pero sa bandang huli it’s really worth the wait. #hugot
So here we go, you will need these things:
500g of Red Velvet Mix
2 tbsp heavy cream (I used Ambiante Topping)
150g chocolate melts
150g pink chocolate melts
M&Ms or anything similar with top of the cupcake
Yields: 24 cupcake pops
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Grease round layer cake pans with oil. Mix together flour, eggs, oil and water. Beat the first four ingredients until combined.
Pour batter into muffin pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean but be careful not to over bake or you’ll end up with a dry cake.
Crumble the cake into a fine consistency. Add a little bit of heavy cream (about 2 tbsp).
Roll mixture into 1.25″ – 1.5″ size balls and lay on wax paper. Place them in the fridge and let it cool for several hours. Kape ka muna while waiting, or text mo si crush ganun.
**TICK TOCK TICK TOCK**
Time to shape those into little cupcakes! Roll it into more of an oval. Press half of the ball until a mushroom shape is formed. Continue with the remaining balls.
Once all the cake balls have been shaped into cupcakes, it’s now ready for dipping! YAY (this is really the fun part). Melt your chocolate buttons in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals. Make sure not to overheat your chocolate buttons kasi ako na overheat ko bwahahaha gumuho mundo ko. Sa pagko-coat ng chocolate, medyo kailangan ng slight na kaliksian. This is done in two parts. First you hold the cupcake by the top rounded bit, and dip the bottom into melted chocolate (I used dark chocolate melts with a little bit of milk to thin the mixture out). You may want to use a spoon for easy coating.
Place the cupcakes upside down on the wax paper and insert the lollipop sticks just before the chocolate dries. You can also leave some without the sticks. They’re just as cute as Cupcake Bites. Wait until the chocolate had set (I put them in the fridge for about half an hour, but this isn’t necessary, malapit na lang akong maubusan ng pasensya sa kaaantay! Told you this recipe is medyo paasa) Pero kapit lang mga teh, we’re almost done promise!
Once dry, dip the tops of the cupcake pops in the melted pink or white chocolate. You may need to move it around a little to cover all the exposed areas. This was a little easier than dipping them into chocolate,because I could just hold onto the stick. Some warning though, DON’T YOU EVER EVER GET THE CHOCOLATE WET. MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE COMPLETELY DRY OR LAHAT NG PINAGHIRAPAN MO MAUUWI SA WALA. YUNG FEELING NA NAGMAHAL KA NG TAONG PA-FALL LANG.
Let them dry in a styrofoam block that you have already poked holes into. I used paper cups though. The final step was to add some sprinkles and place an M&M on top. Lovely cupcake pops. Too cute!!!
One last pic. Hahaha. Sarreh ang daming selfie ni baby keyk. <3