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Day 313 – Atomic Fireball Cupcakes

9 Jun

Atomic Fireball Cupcakes (recipe below from The Baking Robot).  I have been so excited about these cupcakes since I found the recipe.  Months ago.  But, I’ve (sadly) had them on the back burner for quite some time because I couldn’t seem to find Atomic Fireballs.  Anywhere. I saw them online, but decided I didn’t really need the Costco-sized carton of them. I happened upon them last week in CVS. Very exciting.  So I immediately moved these fiery cupcakes to the head of the line!

Cinnamon-Cupcake     Mini-Cinnamon-Cupcake

The cupcakes are slightly moist and sticky. Dense but not tough. They have a somewhat sweet, somewhat cinnamon-spicy flavor to them. Not strong. Not burning. Just light. But obvious.


The frosting is smooth and easy to pipe. A “typical” buttercream. I noticed the sweetness of the frosting first, then the spice. It has a little bite, but nothing too strong. I wasn’t running for a glass of milk or anything.

Note: I added about 8 drops of red food coloring, but it’s still just a very light shade of pink.

Atomic-Fireball-Cupcake     Mini-Atomic-Fireball-Cupcak

Together it has a bit more of a bite than the parts had separately, but I’m still not on fire (thankfully). It has a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. The textures don’t necessarily complement each other. The cupcake seems very doughy compared to the otherwise smooth and soft frosting.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19



Atomic Fireball Cupcakes (recipe from The Baking Robot)

Fireball Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 10 atomic fireballs, unwrapped
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Cinnamon Frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp imitation cinnamon
  • 1-2 drops of red food gel

For directions The Baking Robot.

*Tomorrow: Guinness Cupcakes*

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