I had to do a big cake today, sculpted as the Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars. After assembling it I was left with about half a loaf of cake and decided to play and transform it in cupcakes. I had the yogurt containers that I have used in the cake batter (vanilla flavoured) and those were perfect to use as cupcake "liners"!
Then to keep the yogurt theme I made a yogurt ganache to serve as icing and that was pretty much it. Fast, fun and delicious!
You can fool everybody: Eat cake but say you're eating a healthy yogurt!
- 1 yogurt container (125gr/4.46oz) plain or vanilla
Use the yogurt container (y.c.) to mesure the other ingredients:
- 3 y.c. flour
- 3 y.c. sugar
- 3/4 y.c. vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Beat egg yolks and sugar. Add yogurt, vanilla and oil. Mix well and add the dry indredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Whip the egg whites and add delicately to the batter. Bake in a loaf pan or muffin tins for about 20-40m (depending on the mold) at 180ºC (350ºF).
YOGURT & WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
- 120 gr (4.3 oz) white chocolate
- 7,5 tbs yogurt
Melt the chocolate in the microwave, being careful because white chocolate burns fast, so check and mix it often while melting. Add the yogurt and mix just until it's combined and you have a smooth shiny cream.
I've cut pieces of cake with a round cutter that is the same size as the yogurt containers, but you can cut them with a knife. Put the little cake rounds inside the washed containers and top with the icing. Smooth the top to give the "yogurt look". And all you have to do after is eat!
I think they'll be great to serve at April Fool's Day or at Halloween, after all they are yogurts disguised as cupcakes, or cupcakes disguised as yogurts, as you prefer!
I'm going to send this to Fanny @ Foodbeam, she's hosting this month's Sugar High Friday: Cupcakes!