The first biscuit I had ever used within a cupcake recipe was the Oreo cupcake recipe, yes it had been done millions of times before but I really wanted to try it, So I thought… Jammy Dodger Cupcakes
The Oreo cupcakes were really was yummy!!! But then I got thinking , what other biscuits could i try……….thinking back to childhood when I used to ride the biscuit tin at my grandparents, i remembered a wide selection of biscuits, from shortbread to the staple digestive but no none of then was quite right.
These Jammy Dodger Cupcakes were all a little bland in the sense they did not have anything different about them. Sitting at home looking out the window it suddenly came to me, a biscuit that me and my cousins used to try and make last by coming up with deals on the best way to eat it.
Separating the two half’s carefully, licking the sticky jam out of the love hear shaped middle, crunching the dry biscuit until you reach the centre.
Yes I have finally decided on todays recipe… its of course the Jammy Dodger Cupcakes!!!
The picture above is from The Consummate Cake Quest – It’s an “almond cake recipe with plum/cherry jam and I topped with a mini jammy dodger” and the exact recipe can be seen by following the link to their site
An alternative recipe is…
Jammy Dodger Cupcakes! Really Easy To Do!!
Start by using your favourite vanilla sponge recipe, mine is from the Hummingbird Bakery it is easy to follow, and I have yet to have a problem following it, (did you know about the day i made 400 cupcakes at home from my own single an oven). its fool proof
Line a tin with 12 cake cases, I like using red to bring out the colour of the red heart but any colour will look fab I’m sure.
Follow your favourite vanilla recipe or use my favourite here.
Place the hot cakes on a wire rack and allow to cool, if I’m impatient I do the next step when there slightly warm as it melts the jam mmmm I’m starving now!
Ok so once the cupcakes are cooled use a knife (some use a apple corer, I haven’t got one) to scope out a small centre from the sponge. Fill the hole with the filling used in a Jammy Dodger which is of course my favourite… raspberry jam. Cover the hole back with the sponge topper you just removed (opps you’ve eaten it haven’t you lol).
Now on to the buttercream, take around 10 jammy dodgers and blend them in to small crumbs, set aside in a bowl. Use the vanilla buttercream recipe to whip up a nice smooth consistency, now slowly stir in them yummy crumbs to add some texture. Now I used a whole Jammy Dodger on top to finish off my cupcake but i have since heard of mini dodgers that could also look cute and work, although i a m sure you would need a few packs.
TIP: Put the whole jammy dodger on top of the frosting just before serving, after all no one wants a soggy biscuit yuck – and I want these Jammy Dodger Cupcakes to be the BEST!!
The next biscuit that will be used in a cupcake recipe will be?? …… suggestions please