Crazy how ideas evolve, right? This Neapolitan Cupcake is the outcome. Hope you like it :)
Also, if you don't want to make a bunch of cupcakes, you can check out the Neapolitan Cake I made too!
PS: Cupcake is shown on my paper doily! So nice to have around!
Step 1: Ingredients
Ingredients and Supplies:
- White Cake
- Strawberry Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Frosting of choice - I had one of each
- Cupcake Pan
- A regular old soup spoon is helpful to have
Step 2: Layer It Up!
- Cover the bottom of each cupcake slot with vanilla. Remember that you will be adding two layers on top, so use your best judgement on how much to put in. Some of my slots got really full, but I think it just make the cupcakes more defined at the end.
- After you have the vanilla, it is time to add the chocolate. After doing a pan of these, I got pretty good at making it all even. My tip is to use a soup spoon and first drizzle it around the outside of the circle as you can see in the first picture with the chocolate on the vanilla. Once the outside is done, just fill in the middle. I found, that if you did the middle first and just dripped it in, it tended to push down into the cake below it which then made it hard to get the sides. Also, I thought having runny batter would make it harder but that actually made it easier, because it would flow over the other batter easier. The thicker it was, as my strawberry was, the harder it was to get it to completely cover the layer below it without having to keep adding more and more batter. I actually ended up thinning mine by adding more water. It all still came out good in the end.
- Now, top off your cupcakes with your strawberry batter and you are ready to bake.
Step 3: Decorate
Also, even if you don't notice the layers much from the outside, you can sure see them on the inside :)
Step 4: It's All About the Order
From bottom to top:
Vanilla - Chocolate - Strawberry
Chocolate - Strawberry - Vanilla
Strawberry - Vanilla - Chocolate <- Original Order
From these test cupcakes, I determined that the best order was Vanilla - Chocolate - Strawberry because the dark color nicely separates the lighter ones. (You could, of course, do this in reverse: Strawberry - Chocolate - Vanilla.)