Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Sticky toffee pudding and custard - don't those words just make you drool? Surely it can't just be me?
Last week was cold, wet and miserable. The fun and frivolity of Christmas/Hogmanay seems a long way away and January seems to take forever to be over, and is always a little grim. What I needed was some comfort food. A hug in cupcake form.
I have made sticky toffee cupcakes with caramel frosting before so the cake was a doddle for me. I really love this recipe. I could make it over and over, and eat it again and again. Till I popped.
The cake once again came out sticky and date'y and just scrumptious. There is no other word for it - scrumptious sums it up fully.
I used the Love Bakery custard frosting recipe I had previously topped my rhubarb and custard cupcakes with. I added the specified amount of custard and it just didn't taste custardy enough, so I added more. And some more vanilla as I like my custard to be full of vanilla goodness. Alas I added a smidgen too much custard and the frosting was a little wetter than I'd have liked - it tasted fabulous but didn't pipe so well.
The cakes kept well for 3 days, the flavour maturing in the cupcake over time and the base remained moist until they were all gone.