If you cast your mind back to last year, you may remember my Disney cupcakes, which were to celebrate the Disney Store in Dundee turning 15. My better half, Disneyboi, works there on Saturdays and has done since it opened. And I thought I would turn my hand to making something Disney at least once a year.
When I saw a recipe online for 'cupcakes' made in a waffle iron, I remembered a gift I had bought Disneyboi one Christmas and has gathered dust ever since (well, he did attempt to make waffles once). It was a Mickey Mouse waffle iron.
So this recipe is for cakes, which can be made on any waffle iron, should you happen to have one, not just a Mickey Mouse shaped one!
They are very quick and easy to knock up and surprisingly quick to ‘bake’ in the iron.
Yield: About 10 waffle cakes
115 grams unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
115 grams granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
25 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
75 grams plain flour
adapted from Kirbie's Cravings
Melt the butter in a saucepan and set aside to cool a little.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla until light and frothy.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix to combine. Lastly mix in the butter and mix through.
Heat the waffle iron and lightly coat with flavourless oil. When heated, spoon about three tablespoons of the cake mix into each section of the waffle iron and close to ‘bake’. Each cake takes about 2 minutes. They are ready when the edges turn slightly darker.
Carefully remove the cakes and allow to cool before decorating (or eating). I added some red icing and mini mallows for the full on Mickey Mouse effect. You could always dip them in chocolate; add sprinkles, whatever takes your fancy.
The cakes are really good in that they have a large area of ‘crust’ which is sometimes the best part of a cake. Nothing more satisfying than the crunchy top of a cake is there? Enjoy…