Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe will make you 2 dozen cupcakes. Got the inspiration for this from Brown Eyed Baker

For the Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  •  1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup room temp butter
  • 8 oz cream temp at room temp
  • 1/2 cup caramel
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake tins with your favorite liners
  2. In small bowl combine cocoa powder and hot water, stir until smooth and combined and keep to the side.
  3. In your mixer combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until completely mixed.
  4. Combine butter and sugar in a medium pan over medium heat. Cook while stirring occasionally. Cook till butter is completely melted and mixture is combined. Let cool for about 2 minutes and transfer into mixer. Stir to combine in mixer with flour.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla
  6. Stir in cocoa powder mixture and beat till smooth. Add sour cream and mix till everything is combined.
  7. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake 18-20 minutes.
  8. Let cool before icing
  9. To make frosting beat butter and cream cheese till combined.
  10. Pour in caramel and beat till combined.
  11. Slowly add in powdered sugar, while mixer is going on low. Once all is added, increase mixer speed and beat till combined.
  12. Pipe on each cupcake and add sprinkles or decos of your choice.

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