Pan-Fried Cupcakes with Ice Cream and Berries

Crispy, pan-fried cupcakes with vanilla ice cream and homemade berry sauce. I didn’t think a cupcake could get any better, but I was pleasantly surprised. πŸ™‚

PAN-FRIED CUPCAKES WITH ICE CREAM AND BERRIES. Crispy pan-fried vanilla cupcake with vanilla ice cream and homemade berry sauce.This post was inspired by my grandmother who gave me the idea of pan-frying my cupcakes to make them crispy. The last time I visited my grandma, I brought her some cupcakes and she told me she likes to cut them in half, butter and pan-fry them, and enjoy them warm with her morning coffee. At first, I thought it was kind of weird to be honest. I spoke to her a few days later and she told me she had 4 pan-fried cupcakes in 2 days, so I thought to myself, ‘they must be pretty good, I’m going to have to try this for myself’, so I did and the conclusion:

They’re pretty darn delicious!

PAN-FRIED CUPCAKES WITH ICE CREAM AND BERRIES. Crispy pan-fried vanilla cupcake with vanilla ice cream and homemade berry sauce.The salted butter and pan-frying give these crispy cupcakes a savory taste which works well for breakfast, or as a simple snack. Though for dessert, I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a berry sauce I made with some frozen mixed berries.

PAN-FRIED CUPCAKES WITH ICE CREAM AND BERRIES. Crispy pan-fried vanilla cupcake with vanilla ice cream and homemade berry sauce.Crispy, buttery vanilla cupcakes with a touch of salt, paired with some creamy vanilla ice cream and a tart berry sauce makes this little treat an ultimate dessert. It’s fancy enough for a special occasion,Β and simple enough to make as an excuse to have something decadent.

PAN-FRIED CUPCAKES WITH ICE CREAM AND BERRIES. Crispy pan-fried vanilla cupcake with vanilla ice cream and homemade berry sauce.So whether you enjoy them plain, or dress them up with ice cream and fruit, these pan-fried cupcakes are delicious and fun to eat either way.

Pan-Fried Cupcakes with Ice Cream and Berries


your favorite vanilla cupcakes or use my Vanilla Cupcake recipe


vanilla ice cream

2 cups frozen berries

1/4 cup sugar


1) Simmer berries and sugar on low until completely thawed and sauce thickens. Set aside and let cool.

2) Cut cupcake in half, butter all 4 sides, pan-fry on low until golden brown.

3) Top with a scoop of ice cream, fruit sauce and enjoy.

Recipe by Little Sweet Baker

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  1. What a great idea! And an amazing looking dessert/breakfast/snack!

  2. They look like little scones! And equally as delicious πŸ™‚

  3. Cupcakes? that you fry in a pan? Well I never have heard of something so freaking awesome. Stopping by from the Merry Monday linky party! Thanks for sharing! -Treana @

  4. Great pictures, looks amazing! I pinned this, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  5. You did it! I was hoping you would πŸ™‚
    These look super delicious! Can’t wait to have some leftover cupcakes so that I can make this soon πŸ™‚

  6. These look amazing! Such a cool idea- to fry the cupcakes! πŸ™‚

  7. Pan fried cupcakes – how interesting! Perfect for the way you have served them πŸ™‚

  8. These cupcakes look sooooo good!

  9. You got my attention with fried cupcakes, what a great idea, love the stack with berries and ice cream now thats my kind of dessert! Great treat for all of us at the party!!

  10. Brilliant!

  11. Hi Lily, your pan fried cupcakes look delicious. Glad to have found your blog at Fiesta Friday!

  12. This is such a fun recipe. Thanks for the share.

  13. Wow, this is such an unusual thing to do with cupcakes, but it really works! Just love your photos! πŸ˜€

  14. Lilly, this looks delicious! So glad to have discovered your blog on Fiesta Friday!

  15. Lily, it looks so good πŸ™‚

  16. I love this idea! Panfrying the cupcakes that is! I might try it with some GF, DF cupcakes. πŸ™‚ And of course, your decked out version looks beautiful. Happy Fiesta Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

  17. That looks so delicious! What a clever idea, I can imagine them being nice and warm and the ice cream melting beautifully. Thanks to you and your grandma for sharing! This is a must-try!

  18. Wow! That is a lovely new spin on the ice cream sandwich!!

  19. deliciouslynell says:

    Delicious! I’d love to have my cupcakes pan-fried like this! πŸ˜€

  20. Happy Fiesta Friday #20, Lily! What have got here? Simple and yummy dessert you brought us! πŸ˜›

  21. Looks delicious! Good idea:)

  22. lopks delicious! thanks for sharing! Happy fiesa friday!

  23. Wow pan-fried cupcakes? I never would have thought of something like that, they sound really good though I can’t believe we don’t all do this! I’m definitely gonna have to try this next time I make cupcakes. Thanks so much for sharing

  24. You have an awesome grandma! I love the idea of pan frying cupcakes. That lady is brilliant, and you’re wonderful for sharing her genius!!!

  25. what a lovely way to have cupcakes! Grandmas are the best! thanks for sharing this great idea.

  26. Oh my…just when I thought the cupcake was on the way out, you introduce a whole new way to enjoy them! Fabulous and unique idea…love this!

  27. Grandmas loves have such super tempting recipes.. It loves yummy

  28. Sinfully Tempting says:

    Oh my goodness, I am in heaven with this recipe. I love it! Thanks so much for bringing these to the party. Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

  29. The what cupcakes now? Pan-fried? What in the world?! Seriously, Lily, where did you get all your ideas? Okay, don’t answer, just pass me a plate, and then another! Looks divine, darling! πŸ™‚

  30. You can never go wrong with cupcakes! I have never had pan fried, this looks so yummalicious!

  31. Wow Lily! Pan fried cupcakes! You know how amazing that sounds?! Your grandma had such a great idea! Wow!! These sound more delicious than I can express! πŸ™‚

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