Strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla layered cupcakes topped with whipped cream, chocolate ganache, sprinkles, and a cherry on top! These cupcakes are the perfect envelopment of an ice cream sundae wrapped up into a single cupcake.
These cupcakes are the product of a hungry daydream at work. Normally you'd think that wouldn't end well, but this time I lucked out. It seems I dream up my most decadent, over the top recipes when I'm anywhere but the kitchen.
While they look like they require a lot of work they're simple to put together. I made one vanilla cupcake base, and divided it into three bowls. I left one vanilla, added chocolate to the second, and strawberry puree to the third. Just like that you have 3 flavors! They are simply layered into cupcake liners and baked up.
I love the messy wavy look of the layers. Mostly because I don't think I could have gotten even lines if I tried.
I'm starting to notice a pattern of making something into something else. These are ice cream sundaes turned into cupcakes. I've made a banana split into an ice cream cake here, and even pb&j into ice cream sandwiches here! Oh and don't forget my Chai Tea Latte Popsicles..Something about summer, and ice cream makes me want to do weird things I guess. But I'm not complaining! :)
Have a great weekend!
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tea. baking powder
- 1/2 tea. salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 T. strawberry puree
- 2 T. cocoa powder
- 1/4 tea. instant espresso (optional)
- 2 cups whipped cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup or ganache
- maraschino cherries