Cupcake Hero: RED, WHITE and BLUE

July Cupcake Hero:
RED, WHITE and BLUE

A Color theme for Cupcake Hero. I expected it to be a little easier as it would only mean having to gather ingredients of the different colors and putting them together. Right?

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But upon careful inspection i noticed that BLUE was listed as one of the compulsory colors. We're talking about independence day over here guys. Arghs... If only i could omit that one, then we could shift to patriotism for my country instead ( f.y.i i come from Singapore). So that got me thinking.. blue..what in the world is blue?!?! blueberries (which technically are purple), blue cheese? argh..tt would taste terrible in a cupcake. haha. well, lets just say in the end i cheated a little. *sniggers*

my final product uses this...

as my base ingredient.

and tada.. presenting you my glorious concoction of tomato soup cupcake blah blah blah (you can read the description from the picture below)

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So that's red for the tomato soup cake, white for the white chocolate centre, sprinkle of sea salt flakes and milk pocky sticks and finally blue for the blue tinted pandan coconut tainted cream cheese frosting! Done deal!

the tomato soup cupcake surprisingly didn't taste much of the condensed tomato soup yet it held the smell of the sour base rather well. Aside from that the cakes produced were ridicously moist, probably due to the tomatos added. A recipe worth trying out if you're feeling adventorous. (recipe follows)

Tomato Soup Cupcakes
makes 10 regular cupcakes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • half a can of Campbell Condensed Tomato Soup (155g)
  • 60g softened butter (unsalted)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • A bar of white chocolate ( i use Cadbury's Dream)

Baking Steps:

  1. Preheat the Oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together till fluffy and light
  3. sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add it into the butter mixture
  4. Add the egg, water and tomato soup to the mixture.
  5. Blend till smooth
  6. Divide batter into cupcake holders and push in a cube of white chocolate into the middle of every cupcake.
  7. Bake for 22 mins or till cakes are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on rack for 5 mins.
and after a bit of dressing up.. you will get the final product..

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Hope that the others have just as much fun playing around this time round! looking forward to next month's theme!!!

7 comments:

CB said...

What an adventurous cupcake! I am definitely intrigued! Thanks for entering.
/Clara

April said...

Very interesting! They look great!

Alwayzbakin said...

Very creative! I don't know if I could have thought that up. LOL

SiHaN said...

cb: no problem! can't wait for next month's theme!

april: thanks April for dropping by!

alwayzbakin: neh, it was just some last minute inspiration. i'm sure anyone can come up with something more interesting!

didally said...

Found my way here from LIC's blog. Nice blog you have.

Very interesting cupcake! Does it tastes like tomato soup? :P

SiHaN said...

Hi there Didally!

thanks for dropping by as well as your lively compliments.

hmph, the cupcake strangely does not taste of tomato soup but it smells of it though. or perhaps my mind is playing tricks on me. Guess the tomato soup just provides some sweetness and moisture to the cake. haha.

Kat said...

Wow! What a combination. I would love to try these. Love your blog.