Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gourmet Cake Cups Recipe from Chesire Cafe (Magic Kingdom)

Here's a new way to serve cupcakes! 
Layers of confetti cake are separated by sweet buttercream frosting 
in this delectable dessert from 
the Chesire Cafe in Disney's Magic Kingdom. 
Now you can serve the same Gourmet Cake Cups at home 
by following this easy recipe. 
Enjoy!!


CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW 
TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
STEP-BY-STEP
ON THE DISNEY DINER'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!



GOURMET CAKE CUPS FROM CHESIRE CAFE
*makes 10

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 box confetti cake mix (or your favorite cake mix flavor)
water (as indicated on package)
oil (as indicated on package)
eggs (as indicated on package)


Directions:

Mix and bake cupcakes as directed on package. Do this the evening before. Let cool overnight. Carefully remove the paper cupcake liners (if you used them) the following day. Take a serrated knife and cut each cupcake in half (watch the video above to see how this is done). Set aside.



Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup all-vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or your choice of flavoring
2 lbs. (about 7 cups) powdered sugar
6 tablespoons milk
food coloring (optional)
sprinkles (optional)
clear punch cups, for serving (you can find these at dollar stores, grocery stores or party stores)


Directions:


Place butter and shortening into a large bowl. Add in vanilla or other flavoring. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Pour in 1 cup of the powdered sugar at a time, blending well after each addition. After all 7 cups of powdered sugar have been added, the mixture will be crumbly and hard to mix. Add in the milk and blend again until the frosting has a nice whipped consistency. Add in food coloring and blend well (optional.

Spoon the frosting into a cake decorating bag fitted with a star tip. If you don't have these items, you can simply spoon it into a gallon-size plastic baggie and cut off one of the corners. Twist the back end of the bag and squeeze the frosting towards the open end for a homemade decorating bag.

Take one of the cut cupcake halves and place it into the bottom of a clear punch cup. Pipe a layer of frosting on top of it. Take a second cupcake half and set it on top of the frosting layer. Now add another layer of frosting. Add a third layer of cupcake and finish off the final layer with a heap of frosting, swirling at the top to make a peak. Immediately add the sprinkles (optional). To see how all of this is done, click on the video near the top of this post.




Ta-da! You're all done!!


6 comments:

  1. Made these today with PB frosting and choco cupcakes. Yum!

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