Friday, June 22, 2012

Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream Cupcakes! 

"The Snack that Smiles Back" 

catch the reference?;)

This Delicious Cupcake has a Scoop of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream atop a Moist Chocolate Cake and Under a Light Marshmallow Frosting and is Finished off with a Homemade Caramel Drizzle and a Cupcake Flavored Gold'phish' :)

I've been wanting to make a Ben & Jerry's themed cupcake for a while, and I finally had a special reason to
:) I wanted to enter into the contest put on by The Cupcake Project and Scoopalicious. Plus, it's summer... and it's hot. What better than Ben & Jerry's to cool you down? And put that into a cupcake?! Yes please. 

I was talking to the meat department guy my boyfriend used to work with at Ingles. We were talking about me entering the contest and he told me I absolutely had to do a riff on Phish Food because it's his favorite. So this one is dedicated to him:) 

Ben & Jerry's describes this popular flavor as "Chocolate Ice Cream with Gooey Marshmallow, Caramel Swirls & Fudge Fish". I transformed this delicious ice cream into a cupcake that has a Scoop of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream atop a Moist Chocolate Cake and Under a Light Marshmallow Frosting. It's Finished off with a Homemade Caramel Drizzle and a Cupcake Flavored Gold'phish' :) 



*This Recipe Makes 14 Regular Sized Cupcakes*


For the Cake:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla

For the Frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
7 ounce jar of marshmallow creme
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt

 For the Caramel:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream


1 Pint Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream
1 Bag Cupcake Goldfish (you'll have some leftover, but I promise they won't go to waste. they're delicious!)


First, make your caramel so it cools by the time you want to fill your cupcakes.Cook the butter and sugar on high heat, stirring occasionally, until it is a dark amber color, about three to four minutes. Take off the heat as soon as it reaches this color and add your cream. Put back on the heat and bring to a boil. Cook for about 1 or 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
Now for the Cupcakes! Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/6th full. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake cupcakes for about 16 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. 
Next, let's make the frosting. Beat the butter until softened, and then add the marshmallow cream. Combine for about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and salt. Once it's all incorporated, add your sifted powdered sugar. Add the cream until the frosting comes together. Do not put too much in!

To assemble,  make sure the cake is completely cooled. Spread softened Ben & Jerry's Phish Food Ice Cream until the cupcake wrapper is full. Freeze. Frost the cupcakes whenever they are ready to be served! (And Quickly!) Top it all off with a Cupcake Flavored Goldfish. 

Note: You can also freeze the frosting with the cupcake, I tried it. It's delicious, but it obviously has a different texture. They keep for a while. Only in the freezer of course, if you even have any left over....

I also do orders for these! Unfortunately ice cream doesn't travel too well. My ice-cream-less version of this cupcake is a Chocolate Cake, Filled with Caramel and Fudge, Frosted with Marshmallow Frosting, Garnished with a Caramel Drizzle and a Cupcake Goldfish. 

They were delicious! Just go to the "Place an Order" Tab and get you a yummy and satisfying dozen :)


  1. Fun idea! Great implementation of a great idea! I love the Gold'Phish concept - cute! And, I had no idea cupcake flavored goldfish existed. What will they come up with next? Best of luck!

  2. I know. My aunt gives them to her son and i find myself sneaking a few when i'm feeding him:) thank you!!

  3. Great post! You're so creative. Good luck to you in the contests. Keep us posted.

  4. This looks delicious! Love that fish on top, so cute! :) And the marshmallow frosting sounds so tasty!

  5. Um, one of the best ice cream flavors cupcakified AND then the ice cream added back in?! And marshmallow frosting?! Count me in!

    Thanks for entering! Good luck!


  6. Sounds like a great way to turn Ben & Jerry's into a cupcake. And they're cute too :)
    I was looking for the goldfish recipe and then saw they were store bought. I can't believe they make cupcake goldfish hehe, I bet they're awesome.

  7. They really are!


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