Monday, July 30, 2012

Deep Fried Cupcakes

Deep Fried Cupcake
(filled with cream)

Deep Fried Cupcakes.....Healthy or not they are pretty darn good! You know I have been hearing and seeing a lot of different ways to deep fry cupcakes.  So I decided to try some myself to see what all the rave was about. In putting my recipe together I have to say I learned a lot. Like I say practice makes perfect. Today I am going to share a recipe with you and my experiences in making it.
Using what I had on hand, here are a couple suggestions for this recipe.
I used a boxed cake mix, which took less time for assembly. I didn't have enough oil so I used vegetable shortening but I would suggest an oil instead. The cupcakes absorb a little more shortening than I anticipted(the taste was still great though). Making them not as light as I would of liked. My batter was a little thicker which also made the cupcakes a little heavier( I had seen batters made really thin and thought I would like mine thicker so it would have more coverage, well I was wrong). The suggestion here is a thinner batter would of been perfect.The last note is make sure your oil is hot.
I used my fry daddy and fried one at a time but the temperature was not hot enough for the batters consistency(which was thick).
Well, I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun with it, I know I did. My family loved these deep fried cupcakes too. Not only did they make a great presentation but they taste great (like on old fashion donut to me). When they are still warm (and if you were to cut one in half), you would see the creme just melting being absorb into the golden rich cake.
I also forgot to mention I used a beer batter for deep frying.  The left over batter I just ladled over the oil and it made little batter pieces(like funnel cake).  Sprinkle a little or a lot powder sugar over them and they are delicious.

Deep Fried Cupcakes


Cake Batter

1 boxed cake mix( I used Betty Crocker Vanilla)
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
3 eggs

Beer Batter

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 1/2 cans beer (I used Corona Extra)

Oil (for frying your choice)


Frostin Pride Vanilla  Topping Filling (whipped)
(For filling the cupcakes)
or a filling of your choice

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a large bowl or counter top mixer place cake mix, oil, water and eggs. Mix well, the batter will be thick. Grease and flour a standard cupcake tray. Fill the cups 1/2 way with batter and bake for 16-17 minutes or until done. Remove tray from the oven and let cool. Mean while turn on your fryer(or desired frying instrument frying pan, dutch oven etc.) to heat the oil.

Baked cupcakes cooled
(baked with no liner)

Cupcakes filled and ready
 to be dipped in beer batter

For the beer batter, in a large bowl or counter top mixer place the dry ingredients then add egg and beer(adjusting the batter consistency by adding more or less beer to your liking)and mix well. Then set aside for a moment. Fill your cupcakes with the filling by using a piping bag with a tip, pressing the tip in the middle of the cupcakes. You can also cut a small circle from the center of the cupcake  fill it then put the cut piece of cupcake back on top. Now dip the cupcake in the batter to cover completely then carefully place in oil and fry(the oil may platter)until brown or done to your liking. When the cupcakes are done place them on a paper towel lined pan or dish to absorb excess oil.  This recipe makes 14-16 cupcakes(depending on how much you fill cups)
You can plate the deep fried cupcakes on a platter or individual. For presentation place some of the batter pieces around the cupcakes and dust with powder sugar, try fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit. How about dipping them in a glaze or drizzling a glaze over them( a chocolate or maple glaze sounds yummy too). Experiment with this recipe and enjoy!

Remember, have fun and make it yours!

Deep Fried Cupcakes
(displayed on a platter)

And that's the "DISH" for today!

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