Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes! Iron Cupcake Earth

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Hey guys, so Ian and I just joined this challenge called Iron Cupcake Earth and as you can see the theme for this month was SODA, or in Canada... POP!! (Why don't we say soda?)

It turns out that we can win a ton of great stuff (see the super cute aprons, Hello Cupcake book, and other cupcake paraphernalia below)but we need your help... you need to click on the IRON CUPCAKE badge on the top right hand side of the blog and VOTE! The polls open on April 29 at 8 p.m. and will be open through Monday, May 4 at 12 noon. Thanks guys!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
I tried to remember my favourite pop growing up and all I could think about was cherry coke floats. We even had an old school fridge in the basement dedicated to holding all things Coca Cola. My dad used to get out the big beer steins and drop a great big scoop of ice-cream into them. My brother and I loved seeing the pop fly everywhere; my mother on the other hand... did not.

These cutie cupcakes are made with cherry cola, and even have a cherry baked into the center of them! The cupcake was glazed with a cola icing for the “float”, then topped with cherry buttercream, the “ice-cream”…and a cherry of course!

If you want to be one of the cool kids and bake your little heart out with us you can sign up at
Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

The April ETSY PRIZE-PACK is from artists:
A creation by FRUITFLYPIE,
a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES.
a sweet surprise from Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Cupcakery
PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice - sweet!
Last and certainly not least, don’t forget our corporate prize providers: HEAD CHEFS by FIESTA PRODUCTS, HELLO CUPCAKE by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, JESSIE STEELE APRONS ; TASTE OF HOME books, a t-shirt from UPWITHCUPCAKES.COM . Iron Cupcake:Earth is sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers, .

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
adapted from Nigella Lawson's 'How to be a Domestic Goddess'
makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 Cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup marachino cherry syrup
24 marachino cherries

Cola Icing
1 cup Icing sugar
2 tbsp cola

Preheat the oven to 350 F.In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla in a second bowl. In a saucepan, boil the Coca-Cola, and cherry syrup gently for five minutes. Melt in the butter and cocoa powder. Pour into the dry ingredients, stir well with a wooden spoon, and then add the liquid ingredients, beating until everything is blended.
Pour into the cupcake pans and push a cherry into the center of each cupcake. Bake for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
When cool drizzle over the Cola Icing and let dry. Top with cherry buttercream and a cherry.


Carrie said...

I love these! What a fun cupcake!

chocolatecup said...

this looks yummy:)

Sherri Murphy said...

How fun! Your photos are great too. Good luck with the contest.

Bird Stalker Photography said...

That looks so yummy!

oneordinaryday said...

You are brilliant. These are the cutest darn cupcake ever and I am going to bookmark it to try myself asap.
Thanks for a great idea.

Alicia said...

Those are super cute! haha yea I never call it 'soda', always pop! i'll definitely vote for you! i began doing ICE in like october, but haven't entered since. this one looks like it will have lots of cute entries! good luck.

Coco Bean said...

Carie: Thanks! They are totally fun!

Chocolatecup and Bev: Oh they are yummy, I wish I could share them with everyone!

Sherri: Thanks so much!

Michelle: Thanks, if you end up making them let me know, they were really light and fluffy!

Alicia: I have no clue why we don't call it soda, I only noticed becauce my American friends would always say "soda" and I thought it sounded wierd. We almost didn't make this deadline... sometimes life gets in the way of cupcake making! Hope next month is better for your cupcake mojo!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Super cute and I looooove your pictures!!

MissBliss said...

these sound absolutely delicious! Have a great weekend!!!

Hillary said...

These are so creative and look just like floats! Nice job!

Tracy said...

VERY cute!

Ashley said...

I really want to try and make these! I noticed though that you said to melt in the butter, but I don't see the butter in the ingredient list. How much did you use?

Ashley said...

nevermind! I'm blind! just found it in the list...

can't wait to try these!

Coco Cake Land said...

woohoo!!! so cute, and love the photos!!! :)

Liliana said...

These cupcakes are so adorable! Amazing pictures. You got my vote - good luck with the contest.

Thanks for stopping by - Au Pain Dore is one of my fav boulangeries, the other one is Premiere Moison.

Cakebrain said...

omg! I love the look of these cupcakes! Cherry Coke reminds me of the 70s for some reason...I think the cherry on top totally does it for me!

Anonymous said...

It's a northern US thing too. I live in Tx now and originally I'm from Michigan, and I say 'pop' here and people make fun of me.

I miss 'pop' but the cupcakes look great!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Any chance I can come pick one up ;) ? They look delicious!

Simones Kitchen said...

He guys! I'm back!! Love the cupcakes! I will vote but I have to run now... :) Just wanted to check in and say hi!

Ian said...

oooh wow, I wasnt expecting to see this many comments!!

Thank you everyone, they were as fun to take pictures of as they were to eat :D

Kathryn said...

Beautiful presentation and it sounds like they were as much fun to make as they would be to eat - because of that I just went over and voted for your cupcake in the challenge. Good luck!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

wonderful and I have to say it : pour photos are stunning !!!!

SugarBritchesMS said...

Where is the recipe for the cherry buttercream? I can't wait to try these cuties pies out at home!

Coco Bean said...

I'm back!! thank you all for the kind words!

Cooking Photographer: Thanks!

Miss Bliss: we had a great weekend, I hope yours went well also.

Hillary: Thanks, they taste like floats also

Tracy: Cute as a button, Thanks!

Ashley: I wrote on your blog about them

Lyndsay: whooooootttt!! Thanks!

Liliana: represent QC!

Chocolate shavings: I saved you a cupcake but I ated it.

Junglefrog: YOU'RE BACK!! I dont know if that is a good thing considering you were in ITALY, I wouldn't want to leave! But I am glad you are back, we missed you!

Kathryn: thanks so much for the vote, we had a great time making them!

La Marquise des Anges: you are too sweet, thanks so much!

Schoolyl: It is from Martha Stewart, But to tell you the truth, I had the second batch with whipped cream that was spiked with cherry juice and it was much better! Don't waste your time on the fussy buttercream!

Ian said...

Ohhh wow look at all the wonderful feedback, thank you everyone!

~ Donna ~ said...

Mmm Mmm Mmmmmmm....I ♥ Coke!!!! These cupcakes are awesome, I would love to try & make these!!!

Cate O'Malley said...

OMG, those look fabulous!

Ashley said...

totally made them! they were delicious and a huge hit at my friend's cookout! i posted pics on my blog.

thanks again!!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

These look yummy! If it's okay, I'd love to feature these in my upcoming cupcake round-up.

Anonymous said...

They look perfect! I must bake some : )

oneordinaryday said...

Congratulations on winning the Iron Cupcake challenge!!

MJ said...

these are sooo cute!

Selba said...

Wow!!! This is absolutely a wonderful recipy for cupcakes! I would love to try it!

Snooky doodle said...

oh these cupcakes really look amazing. I bet taste wise they re great! yummy

Becki D said...

ohhh cherry coke is my absolute favorite! I have to make these! But where's the recipe for the cherry buttercream??

Sarah said...

ooh yummy! I'm sure they'll taste just as good as they look :)

NVFP said...

These sound and look fantastic!