250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 packet Tim Tams
Ingredients for frosting:
180g white chocolate, broken into pieces
180g cream cheese, cut into pieces
185g unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
1). Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
2). Cream the butter and sugar, until it is light and fluffy.
3). Mix the eggs into the creamed butter & sugar, one at a time and add the vanilla.
4). Add the flour mixture and the cream in alternating lots while mixing well. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
5). Crush the timtams, and sprinkle half this into the mixture (Keeping the other half aside).
6). Spoon the mixture into muffin/cupcake trays (will make about 12-18 depending on the size).
7). Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 20-25 mins, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn cupcakes out onto a cake rack to cool.
1). Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan with a little simmering water, and add the chocolate to the bowl to melt it. Allow it to get warm but not too hot.
2). Beat the cream cheese together with the butter until it forms a light, fluffy mixture.
3). Mix in the melted chocolate and continue to mix well to combine.
4). Pipe or spread the frosting on straight away (before it sets) and sprinkle the remaining crushed timtams on top.
Tim Tam Cupcakes May 19, 2009