Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

One of my all time-favourite desserts is ice-cream. Nothing beats pigging out in front of your favourite drama serial together with a tub of B&J's or Häagen-Dazs. It is much more economical to get a tub(s) rather than getting them in scoops in their outlets (you can't seriously be satisfied with just 1 or 2 scoops...)

I chanced upon this interesting recipe by Norwegian baker/blogger/author, Manuela Kjeilen. Before I go on further, I need to clarify this; this is not an ice-cream cupcake recipe; it's about using ice-cream as a main ingredient to flavour normal cupcakes. What an excellent way to clear my freezer of half-eaten tubs of ice-cream.

(makes 12 cupcakes, adapted and translated from here)

100g unsalted butter
80g white caster sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 quarter tub (458ml) of Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

1. Cream butter and sugar for 7-8 minutes till pale and fluffy. A good indication is when you notice an increase in volume, the butter is of a lighter shade and when your beater leaves "lines" in the mixture.

2. Add in eggs, one at a time, mix well

3. Add in ice cream and mix well

4. Sieve flour and baking powder in another bowl. Add into mixture. Mix for another 1-2 minutes.

5. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cupcakes are ready when their tops are slightly browned and springy to touch

The creaming process usually takes 7-8 minutes with a mixer but for a self-taught baker, I always thought it takes 1-2 minutes. Silly me, I verifed this recently with some baking books and some research online

Make sure that your butter is slightly soft (out from the fridge for 15-20 minutes) and that the eggs are at room temperature. When adding eggs, add them one at time. Adding too much egg at once or eggs which are too cold will cause the mixture to curdle. The subsequent addition of flour will correct this and you will get a smooth mixture for baking.


  1. WOW!This sounds interesting with adding ice cream in the process of beating. Those cakes look soft and fluffy too. Must be very delicious! :)

    1. Thanks for dropping, this means a lot to me! :) Yes, they are yummy but I couldn't really taste the Strawberry cheesecake flavour though, will probably use a different ice cream flavour next time, one with a stronger taste or add some fruits, etc. Glad you find this recipe interesting!

  2. Hi Sminty,

    This is totally new to me that I can use ice cream to make cupcakes. These cupcakes must be super tasty with Ben and Jerry's ice cream in them.

    I love Ben and Jerry's ice cream and if I have a tub at home, I think it will be all gone before I use it for any of my baking... LOL!

    Nice to know you via blogging. Happy browsing through all your Asian style cakes. They look great! I'm a Singaporean living in Australia and like to cook and bake all kind of cuisine for my family. Please drop by my blog, to say hello!


    1. Hi Zoe,

      Nice to meet you through blogging too! I guess this recipe is good for all kinds of tub ice cream, so I will chuck in whatever flavour I have lingering around my freezer. I'm always looking out for ways to clear my pantry so I get can new stuff, heehee.

      You have a lovely blog and I will be dropping by soon! :)


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