Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Cupcakes make me happy.  Cupcakes with chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, Heath toffee bits and salted caramel make me even happier!  These were some of the best tasting box cake cupcakes I have ever made and I owe it all to Julie of  Joy's Hope.  I found Julie's wonderful blog a couple of weeks ago and printed out this recipe as soon as I found it.  The cupcakes were super easy to make and they taste fabulous! I used my go-to buttercream frosting recipe.  You can find the recipe here.  Make this recipe soon and see how happy cupcakes can make you too :)

 Salted Caramel Cupcakes
from Joy's Hope

One Box Chocolate Cake Mix and ingredients to make it
Sea Salt
4-5 Skor Bars, crushed (I used Heath Toffee Bits)
Hershey's Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Vanilla Buttercream Frosing
Squeeze Bottle

Bake cupcakes according to package directions.
When the cupcakes are almost done you will make the salted caramel.

Pour caramel into a measuring cup or bowl.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt per 8 oz. of caramel.
Warm in the microwave for one minute.  Stir.  Pour the warm salted caramel in to a squeeze bottle.

As soon as the cupcakes come out of the oven, inject caramel into each one.  Move them to a cooling rack.
At this point you can begin smashing your Skor bars.  Since I couldn't find them at my Wal-mart I just used the Heath Toffee bits.  After the cupcakes have cooled, frost them with buttercream frosting, sprinkle with the candy bits and then drizzle the salted caramel happiness on top.  Makes 24 delicious cupcakes.



Don't they look yummy!
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22 comments:

  1. We have a local ice cream shop that makes Salty Carmel flavor ice cream. They say it's their most popular flavor!

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  2. Chocolate and caramel make me very happy-these look wonderful!

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  3. My two favorite flavors - chocolate and caramel! I've never tried the salted caramel though - sounds good!

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  4. Switch to vanilla cake & I'm in! Thanks for passing along the recipe.
    ~ingrid

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  5. I'm not a big caramel fan, but I think I'm gonna have to try this one :) Cupcakes definitely make me happy as well!

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  6. So glad that you made them! They're dangerous, right? Also, I'm so jealous you found the Heath toffee bits. No stores near me carry them and they are way easier than smashing skors!

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  7. This flavor is all the rage at Kara's Cupcakes in SF! I will have to try this! Joni

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  8. Beautiful! I will be making these. I know the sweet/salty combo is all the rage right now. Love your blog. Consider me a new fan. :o)

    Heather @ gourmetmealsforless.com

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  9. Definitely trying them! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Hi... I'm your newest follower.

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  11. Oh my those look amazing!! Stopping by from New Friend Friday at TGC. Your blog makes me hungry! :)

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  12. Um, yes, they look very yummy!

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  13. What a scrumptious looking cupcake! I just love caramel!

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  14. I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello and you can bet I will be trying this recipe. Gorgeous cupcakes. :)

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  15. OMG!!!!! I am so going to make these..I am addicted to Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at Starbucks so I am SO going to try this! Mind if I feature this on my blog? let me know! cre8tivemocha@gmail.com

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  16. A quick visit to the SITS Facebook Wall lead me to Joy's Hope, and then to your beautiful blog! So pleased to meet you. I'm a huge fan of the salty-sweet combo and was thrilled to see this recipe! Your newest follower, jenn/rook no 17

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  17. Stopped by here from Cre8tiveMocha (http://cre8tivemocha.blogspot.com/). These look to die for!!! I'm a new subscriber and follower!

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  18. Oh my goodness! These look SO delicious! Definitely going to put this in the "have to try" folder. I'm hosting a link party on Thursdays and I know my readers would love if you shared this with them. Come link up at www.betweenuandme.com. Hope to see you there. :)

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  19. I just made these and they are the bomb!!!! My family loved them, thanks so much

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