Any Chubby Hubby fans out there? I pulled this little piece of Chubby Hubby information off of the Ben and Jerry's website.
Chubby Hubby®Vanilla Malt Ice Cream with Peanutty Fudge-covered Pretzels with Fudge & Peanut Buttery Swirls
It began with two office jokesters' pulling a prank on a colleague whose endless tales of his love for Ben & Jerry's made them nuts. They hatched an imaginary batch packed with pretzels, peanut butter, fudge in vanilla malt ice cream; spread a rumor of a brand new Ben & Jerry's hit called "Chubby Hubby®". After searching obsessively he was crushed when the hoax was revealed, so the jokesters home-made a pint. He proclaimed it too good to be a joke; after one taste, so did we. The rest is history. Chubby Hubby® -- it's no joke!
Turns out, malted vanilla - peanut butter - fudge ... the perfect ingredients for ice cream AND for a super delicious cupcake.
Chubby Hubby Cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
3 cups cake flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
1 cup malted milk powder
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1¼ cups buttermilk, at room temperature
For the filling:
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups coarsely chopped pretzels
For the frosting:
Peanut Butter Buttercream
Mini pretzels drizzled with melted chocolate
Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Add the cream to a saucepan and bring to a simmer (or warm in the microwave). Remove from the heat and pour the hot cream over the chocolate; let stand 1-2 minutes. Whisk together until a smooth ganache forms. Whisk in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time until completely incorporated. Let stand at room temperature, whisking occasionally, until slightly thickened.
To fill the cupcakes, cut a hole in the center of each cupcake.
Fold pretzel crumbs into ganache.
Spoon into each cupcake.
Prepare a batch of peanut butter frosting.
Pipe a swirl of frosting on top of each cupcake. Garnish with a chocolate drizzled pretzel.
Move over Ben and Jerry - there's a new Chubby Hubby in town.
ONLY make this if you are prepared to eat the entire batch. (They really are that good.)
A love a cupcake with a surprise in the middle.
And for those hubby's out there - no please don't be offended by the name. Just enjoy.
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