Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Slated Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting.....sweet yet salty and utterly delicious!

This recipe was created for Ryan and Kristen Smith. I enjoyed making these Salted Caramel Cupcakes for their wedding and will make them many more times to come as I am such a fan of their sweet yet salty's a wonderful combo!

Remove some of the cake and fill with Caramel sauce

Cupcakes filled with caramel sauce

Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Author: Brenna Bowers
Makes: 24 cupcakes or 2 layer 8” cake

1 box Duncan Heinz White Cake Mix  (or Pillsbury)
1 box instant butterscotch pudding mix
4 egg whites
2 Tbs oil
1 1/3 cup water

1 jar Mrs. Richardson Caramel Sauce (found at Safeway/Vons) (Hershey’s Carmel syrup is 2nd best in my oppinion)

Mix all the ingredients well! Place in cupcake holders or greased cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F until done (ready when the toothpick comes out clean). (Cupcakes take about 13 minutes).

Let the cupcakes cool completely! With a paring knife remove a piece of the cupcake in the center of the top about as big as your pinky finger (not big at all!).

Fill a baggie or squirt bottle with the Carmel sauce (cut the tip if needed) and pipe into the whole of each cupcake.

Prepare frosting (see below) and pipe/frost over the caramel filled whole. 

Caramel Frosting
(Frost cupcakes with this frosting then top with Caramel sauce and flake salt)
Author: Brenna Bowers
Makes: enough frosting to cover a 9” cake

3 sticks butter
¾ lb powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla
8 oz Mrs. Richardson Caramel Sauce (found at Safeway/Vons) (Hershey’s Carmel syrup is 2nd best in my oppinion)
2 Tbs milk

Flake salt- found at specialty markets

Beat the butter and powdered sugar very well with a mixer- about 2 minutes. Add the other 3 ingredients and whip until well incorporated.
Pipe/Frost completely cooled cakes/cupcakes.

To Assemble Cupcakes: After having filled each cupcake with caramel sauce and once you have frosted each cupcake, drizzle more caramel sauce on top of each cupcake and sprinkle with a light dusting of the flake salt. Enjoy!!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a tasty treat, delicious and love the carmel and salt! This was a hit!! New family favorite, we loved it!! Sharon Bailey