timtamcupcakes

This is an adapation of the Cookies’n’Cream (i.e. Oreo) cupcake recipe from Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman. As delish as the cupcakes were, I wanted to try an Aussie version, and what better iconic Australian bikkie to use but the humble Tim Tam?

Ingredients for cake mixture (makes 12-18, depending on your preferred cupcake size)
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
200g sugar (I assume castor!)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
180ml single cream
 ½ packet Tim Tams (or more/less, to taste)

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting
180g white chocolate, broken into pieces
180g cream cheese, cut into pieces
185g unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
 ½ packet Tim Tams (or more/less, to taste)

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °c
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and single cream and beat until batter is smooth. Fold in crushed Tim Tams
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake papers, to about  â…” full
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool

(I didn’t have cream, so used milk; while not bad, I’d suggest you stick with cream in this recipe – it really does make a difference)

Cream cheese frosting

  1. In a large bowl over simmering water melt white chocolate until smooth and creamy. It should be just warm to the touch
  2. Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate and beat again until smooth
  3. Use frosting immediately or it will harden
  4. Sprinkle crushed Tim Tams immediately, while frosting is still soft

(I was feeling brave and just used melted white chocolate mixed in with crushed Tim Tams, hence the ugly-looking finished product. Follow the frosting recipe properly and you’ll have a much better result!)

Given the nature of Tim Tams, the flavour isn’t very strong when in cupcake form. But I think increasing the Tim Tam quantities slightly would help that along, and what’s not to love about the idea of a Tim Tam cupcake? When I took this test batch to work, you should have seen everyone’s eyes light up at the mention of them! You have to try them, at the very least :)

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12 thoughts on “Tim Tam Cupcakes!

  1. ohhh will add timtams to the shopping list!!

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    Posted on 5 May 2009 at 10:20 am
  2. Think they would be a bit mushy if you tried to suck coffee through them? These would be great to try all the other flavour tim tams with too.

    Posted on 5 May 2009 at 3:05 pm
  3. yum … why did I click this link. i am going to have to try them now ;)

    Posted on 5 May 2009 at 5:05 pm
  4. if you guys try it, let me know how it turns out!

    Posted on 5 May 2009 at 9:36 pm
  5. I think I just put on about five kilos from thinking about this…

    Posted on 6 May 2009 at 2:58 pm
  6. YUM YUM YUM! Gimme one!

    Posted on 6 May 2009 at 4:29 pm
  7. Could you make these more meta by putting a cookies & cream Tim Tam ( http://www.arnotts.com.au/our-products/products/variety-detail.aspx?o=849 ) into these?

    Posted on 8 May 2009 at 4:26 pm
  8. *drooooooooooool* can’t comment… *droooooooooooling*

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    Posted on 19 May 2009 at 6:49 pm
  9. Yummmmm!

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    Posted on 19 May 2009 at 7:54 pm
  10. Thank you for the recipe, it was beautiful!! Needed something else to make, as my sister won a years supply!!

    I did how ever, use ordinary butter instead of “unsalted butter and 1 teaspoon of salt” did the same trick… Use cream!! It gives it a lovely texture.

    Icing was a little over the top for my liking, although I’d defiantly use this recipe again!

    Posted on 6 February 2010 at 10:48 pm