Friday, September 19, 2008

Waiter, there's a cupcake in my yogurt!

Is it a yogurt? Is it a cupcake?

Ohhhhhhhh! It's a Yogurt Cupcake!

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!

YOGURT CUPCAKES

  • 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!

66 comments:

Lina said...

you are so incredibly talented and creative! I want to see pictures of your "Car" cake!

Reeni said...

Your car cake is spectacular! And your idea for the yogurt cake even more so. It's a great way for a cheating dieter to have their cake and eat it too!!

VeggieGirl said...

Such an innovative, fun idea!

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

És sempre tão original!!

A tua ideia do cupcake dentro do "falso" iogurte é brilhante!!

um beijinho

kellypea said...

You are sooooo clever! Great idea and it sounds lip-smacking yummy.

Manuela said...

Fool me! :P

Assim até consola ser enganada lol

Zita said...

LOL... if it's come from you, I guess nothing surprise me anymore, you're so full of new ideas, so go and think somemore... for me to adore ;)

Anonymous said...

oh..no typo.. I meant if it's coming from you.. it's 3 am now..*sleepy*

Zita

Ivy said...

What a cool idea-it's a brilliant way to get your kids to eat yogurt if they don't like it. Haha

Lisa said...

You have the best ideas!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

wow, a nice try and nice heading for the post..loved reading it.

noble pig said...

That's super clever, I love it!

Katrina said...

You are so clever! Never would have thought of that. At first I was trying to figure out how you baked the cakes in the plastic yogurt container! Sneaky. A great gag! You could also color the icing to match like a strawberry yogurt, etc. Love it.

Jaime said...

those are adorable! great idea

Tanya said...

How creative! It looks delicious and oh so adorable!

Rachel said...

how creative and a very neat idea. Looks tempting to the core though :)

Abeer said...

i m intrigued!! what are the yogurt cuos made of? didnt they melt in the oven?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lina- I've put a link in the post!

Reeni- Lol, any dieter would love this yogurt!

VG- You can do them with vegan yogurts!

Leonor- Só lhe ficou a faltar um papo d'anjo dos teus lá no meio!

Kellypea- Lol, my mom also thinks so!

Manuela- Enganos destes é que são bons!

Zita- Thank you! That put a smile on my face!

Ivy- Oh yes and one day trick them into eating a real yogurt!

Lisa- Thank you dear!

Anamika- Glad you liked it!

Cathy- Thanks ;)!

Katrina- I was tempted to bake them there, but hey maybe in the microwave! Cool, I'll try that later maybe! That might work, since I saw a cake beeing baked in a plastic cup in the microwave!

Jaime- I adore that you think they're adorable!

Tanya- They were pretty good, but next time I'll do a thick layer of icing!

Rachel- Have I tempted you to make them?

Abeer- I didn' bake them in the cups, just cut them after bake them and put them there.

mesa para 4 said...

Muito engraçado e original e o bolo dos Cars tb está muito bonito...beijocas

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Hacía mil años que no veía un yogur de yoplait !!! Los de vainilla siempre fueron mis preferidos desde lejos. Y el bizcocho de yogur creo que fue el primero que hice (en España es tan típico... sólo que se suele hacer con menos azúcar y de limón en lugar de vainilla).

Jo, eres lo más, de verdad. ¡¡ Me encanta la ganache de yogur !! A veces he hecho inventos de ésos y el choco blanco y el yogur se compensan el uno al otro divinamente: el yogur quita dulzor y aporta frescura al choco blanco. (Que no se entere nadie pero a veces he echado un poco de gelatina de sabore y le da un toque frutal diferente, aunque para ese viaje, se podría usar yogur de sabores también ¿no?).

Creo que me voy a hacer la dieta del yogur... Jajajaja.

Adam said...

Hahaha nice idea! I even like how you measured out the ingredients with the yogurt container. That's an easier thing to wash :)

I bet you throw one BA Halloween party, complete with creepy edibles :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd eat yogart everyday if I could have yogart cupcakes!

Dawn said...

Ohhh you are super-talented. How creative. I just love that, and would totally devour all of those little containers; one is not enough.
And why aren't we seeing a pipc of the Car cake? Hmmm? Hello?

Katrina said...

That cake looks amazing! I forgot to go look at it last night on the link. Do you have a whole gallery to see all your work?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Mesa4- Ainda bem que gostaste!

Morgana- Si aqui el pastel de yogurt también es muy popular y también de los primeros que hice. Pero me encanta hasta hoy y siempre lo más seguro para las tartas de niños.

Adam- Maybe you need to sit down for this one: in Portugal we don't celebrate Halloween :)!

Blond Duck- Me too!

Dawn- Totally right! One is not enough! There's a link on the post for cake car!


Katrina- You know, I've tried to make a cake in the microwave inside the yogurt container. Not a good idea, lol! I have some things on the Flickr gallery, but I haven't done many cakes like this, I think this one was probably the 5th or 6th...

CECIL said...

You are just brilliant!! I am lost of words :)

Nick said...

Haha, that is really awesome. I though for a second you might have baked it in the containers, which would be a terrible idea, but I was amazed the containers were still in tact =).

Ann said...

Hey, it's all in the name of recycling too, you know? You're brilliant, as usual! I'm gonna go have a talk with my yogurt container right now, because it is clearly too healthy.

Bridgett said...

How creative! These look delicious and I know my kids would get a kick out of that.

Lore said...

Cookie you're brilliant!!! This would make a genius (and DE-LI-CIOUS) April's Fool prank :)

chefectomy said...

I think my daughter would go beserk over this! This might make it into the b-day line up.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

That's so creative! Love it!

Hannah said...

This is so clever! I love your innovative new cupcake presentation.

Passionate About Baking said...

What an absolutely smart idea CC...delicious new cupcake avatar!! YUM!!

Cakebrain said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to play this trick on my kids. It looks so yummy too!

Jenny said...

Perfect way to use up that extra cake! Do we get a peek at your Lightning McQueen?!!

Jeanine said...

Alright, your yogurt cupcake is about the wonkiest thing I've ever seen! Who would think to bake a cupcake in a yogurt cup?? I didn't even know they'd withstand the heat! TOO COOL!! Love it! Off to peek at Lightening McQueen now! :)

pea & pear said...

This is super cute. We were definitely on the same wavelength this month , disguising treats as health foods. And we both thought of the same cute title... Great minds think alike :)
Ali

Alexa said...

When first saw your post, my mind went straight to visions of melted plastic and as I read on it all became clear. I had to smile. You are so clever... I love it!

Cakespy said...

Forget what Jamie Lee Curtis tells you about digestive yogurt...this yogurt is good for the SOUL!

Anita said...

Very cute! I love it!

Emiline said...

You're so crazy! I love it!
I would have never thought of this. Your mind is twisted. In a good way.

Natashya said...

You are sooo creative. I love the yogurt container cupcakes!

Sophie said...

Very cool recipe, you never run out of fun ideas :). What a neat way to use yogurt containers :).

sportsnutritionliving said...

What a creative idea and it looks so good too... I lve how you made the measurments with the container too!

Prudy said...

Can you show us the car cake? I love the yogurt cake, especially using the cups as measurers. Perfect. I'd love to do it for April Fools.

Ingrid said...

Wow, you really are amazing! I know that Bakerella gets a lot of admiration and she should but you are RIGHT there with her girlfriend!!!

You go girl! I wanna be YOU when I grow up!

BTW, would you mind if I added you to my blogroll?

Thank you!
~ingrid

cookemila said...

me encanta la idea es estupenda pero no pasa nada cuando se hornea en los yogures?y me encanta el aspecto de ahora de tu blog.UN HURRRRRRRRRRRRRA ME ENCANTA TODO HAS GANADO MUCHISISISMO

morgana said...

Si Mila no lo dice, ni me entero. ¡¡¡ Qué look más "fachion". Preciosisisisisísimo te ha quedado. Enhorabuena.

FFichiban said...

Hee hee this is awesommee! You have combined 2 of the best things together to create some magical dessert ^^! Thhxxx I shall try this sometime.

Dee said...

Very cool, in a sneaky kind of way. Love your devious mind! I didn't think you could bake those yoghurt containers without them melting in the oven.

My son loves Lightning McQueen, by the way. Pictures, pictures!

Maria said...

You are so creative! I love it!!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Love this idea is sooooo yummy!!! xxGloria

Aggie said...

Those are so cute and that Car cake is amazing!! My son loves Lightning and would go nuts over that cake!

hot garlic said...

You're just pure genius! My favorite part is fooling people. Please think up some more genius ideas like this, I really need to hid my sweets addiction!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

So clever and so sneaky! My kids will love this!

farida said...

Wow, this is so creative! What a great idea!

Robin Sue said...

You had me fooled, thought it was a new yogurt flavor. Great idea. I always love to trick my family, too cute!

Zen Chef said...

haha.. you're brilliant at inventing this kind of clever twists. Start patenting those idea or someone (read ME) is gonna start stealing them from you...

.. unless you bring me some Iberico Ham that is! Yes, that's right.. i'm blackmailing you! hehe :-P

Jude said...

Another fun post :)
I'll make this for the person who keeps stealing my yogurt in the office fridge. Whoever that jerk is.

Bordeaux said...

Ah! Genius and oh such a terribly cute idea. Well done.

Suzana said...

Se tu soubesses o que eu me ri a ler o falso iogurte!! É juntar o útil ao agradável, só faltou ser em copinhos de iogurtes low-fat-crap!! hehehe

Bj

Maggie said...

The McQueen cake looks great but this is just so sneaky and fun! I have to start collecting some yogurt containers.

Y said...

Hehe.. is that the pastry equivalent of drinking booze out of a paperbag? ;)

Joanna said...

this idea is so funny. i was thinking "wow! cupcake yogurt? where the heck do i find this stuff?!!"

The Curious Baker said...

wow that's so cool, what a lovely surprise to fina a cake in your yoghurt!