Two days ago was the beginning of carnival season in Germany.
Over the next few days and months the number of parties and get-togethers will increase so I thought it would be the perfect time to share an idea for the perfect party dessert.
Have you ever heard about the cupcake fondue?
Super-easy yet super-delicious and a dessert that easily can be turned into a fun activity for all of your guests!
Make a batch (or two or three, like I did) of plain miniature cupcakes (without frosting or icing or any kind of topping).
Then arrange marshmallows, colourful sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles and whatever else you can imagine to put on top of your cupcakes in small bowls on the table.
Melt some chocolate, add some cream, stir well and fill the mix in little bowls which you place on top of tea warmers.
Give a little fork to each person participating in the cupcke fondue and tell them to dip their cupcakes and decorate them with whatever they please.
By the way, I made my cupcakes with 125 g butter, 125 g sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, 2 eggs, 250 g plain flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 125 g milk, but you could also use this recipe which is fairly similar.
For decoration you could also use shredded coconut, peanuts, walnut halves, m&m’s/smarties, various sprinkles, chocolate chips, mini cookies… everything that’s small and sweet, really.