I can’t believe it’s already Father’s Day! May and June have just flown by! I am my Father’s daghter in every way…and we’re both suckers for anything sweet and salty.
So, in honor of my dad, these beauties came to be. Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes. A yummy, moist chocolate cupcake, with salted caramel sauce inside, and a dark chocolate ganache frosting!
Then I just couldn’t resist topping these with Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels, which a friend recently gave me for my birthday and I’m ticked I haven’t known about them sooner.
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- German Chocolate Cupcakes
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- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Frosting
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with caramel sauce in the center and fluffy chocolate frosting on top. The perfect treat for any occasion!
- 24 chocolate cupcakes
- course sea salt
- 1 cup light brown sugar , packed
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- pinch of salt
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat
Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker.
Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further.
Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.
Makes about 2 cups frosting.
Cut a small piece out of the center of each cupcake.
Spoon caramel sauce into each cupcake hole. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the caramel in each cupcake.
Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkle another pinch of sea salt on top of the ganache.
Top with Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels!
Adapted from here
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I love putting little cupcake toppers, such as the ones below, on desserts for special occasions. They’re so easy and make things a little more festive and special! Just print these out, cut them out with scissors and tape them to a toothpick. Stick the toothpick in the cupcake, and viola!–a fun treat for Father’s Day!