Sunday, 12 August 2012

Toblerone Cupcakes


I've been wanting to make these cupcakes for the longest time so I'm pleased that AlphaBakes this month is T. I love toblerone chocolate and I love cupcakes so this really was a no brainer :)  It's essentially a basic vanilla sponge with bits of chopped toblerone in the batter. After my sweet and savoury combination, I decided to make this super sweet and paired the cupcake with a honey buttercream frosting. It was actually too sweet for most people but I enjoyed it :) You may want to pair it with a sour cream chocolate frosting or maybe a toblerone chocolate ganache. 

As mentioned these were made for AlphaBakes which is a monthly challenge hosted by myself this month and by Caroline from Caroline Makes on alternate months. The letter this month is T for Toblerone.  


I'm also entering them to Cupcake Tuesday hosted by Liz from Hoosier Homemade



 the star ingredients 

 adding chunks of toblerone to the batter 

 ready to bake 

 ready to frost 

 feels like something is missing... 

 ... another triangle of toblerone!

 cross section 

Makes 18 cupcakes

For the cupcakes
250g butter
250g caster sugar 
250g self raising flour
3 large eggs (or 4 small eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)
4 tablespoons milk
170g bar of Toblerone chocolate, chopped (if you are using the small 100g bars, use 2 x 100g) 

For the frosting
275g butter
400 - 450g icing sugar
2 heaped tablespoons of honey (adjust to taste) 

To decorate
18 triangles of toblerone chocolate

  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla bean paste and milk.
  • Mix in the flour.  
  • Finally, stir in the chopped chunks of toblerone chocolate.
  • Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for approximately 15 - 18 minutes until the tops are golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Make the frosting by mixing all the ingredients in an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Pipe the frosting on top of the cake and finish with a triangle of toblerone.

34 comments:

  1. Oh my, these look wonderful. And the icing is superb.
    Could I be cheeky and ask what nozzle you use for icing ??

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    1. Thanks! I use a Wilton 1M tip or a large star tip. Hope that helps.

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  2. Goodness those are decadent cupcakes, fabulous!

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  3. too cute!

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  4. OMG you are so clever Ros! I already know what I'm making for this months Alphabakes but never did I think of Toblerone!!! OMG i can't wait to try this recipe out! I hate it how i have so many recipes I want to try but not enough time lol

    I still have a huge jar of PB and Reeses waiting for me to make your PB cupcakes!!!

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    1. Thanks Daisy! I can't wait to see your AlphaBakes entry this month. I know the feeling about too many recipes and not enough time!

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  5. T for Toblerone! What a brilliant idea! Love the idea of biting into the Toblerone inside the cupcake.

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  6. these are really special... I love toblerone but eat it almost never... these cupcakes are really lovely though and a great T... well done!

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    1. Thanks - I love toblerone and in cupcake form, its even better :)

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  7. Ooh great idea Ros! My favourite chocolate bar when I was young was Toblerone and I still have a soft spot for it :)

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    1. Thanks! So pleased I got to try this :)

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  8. Ah you beat me to it, I was planning a Toblerone bake for 'T' too! Love these cupcakes, Toblerone is one of my very favourite ever chocolate bars, you just can't beat it! Love the white and milk peaks you topped them with too!

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    1. Great minds think alike :) I saw the snow topped toblerone and thought they'd look great on top of the cupcakes!

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  9. OMG OMG OMG OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, YOU ARE KILLING ME, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE TOBLERONE
    aaaaaaaaaaah, want it badly :'(

    XoXo
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  10. Oooh, honey buttercream sounds lovely, I must keep that one in mind. Love Toblerone cupcakes!

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    1. Don't blame me if you get a sugar high - it's really sweet!

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  11. I totally forgot to submit my Toberlone ice cream. fail!

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    1. There's still time to enter, deadline is 25th August so send it along. I love the sound of toblerone ice cream!

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  12. What fantastic cupcakes! I need to make some Toblerone cookies!

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    1. oooh cookies! now you're talking :)

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  13. The more sweet the better! A honey buttercream sounds delicious and I love the toblerone triangle balancing on top. I should make these for my brother as he is a toblerone fiend.

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    1. Yay another sweet tooth :) Your brother would love this then!

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  14. Oooh I made something like these. They are great. The honey buttercream is really sweet so I agree with the sugar high!! So pretty.

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    1. They really are good and as I like sweet stuff the honey buttercream was perfect for me :)

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  15. Is there any better invention in this world than Toblerone and cupcakes?? These cuppies look fab, I am pinning these little guys ;0)

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    1. Thanks! I do love toblerone and cupcakes of course :)

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  16. These look lovely - I'm wishing now I'd bought one of those giant toblerones in the duty free!

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    1. Thanks! You can get it on your next trip :)

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