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Day 170 – Caramel Cupcakes

17 Jan

It’s Friday!!  Yay!!!  So, dig into these Caramel Cupcakes (recipe below from Babble) and prepare yourself for the weekend!

Cupcake     Mini-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense, but airy and a little squishy.  They have a fairly even, sweet taste. I don’t get too much brown sugar or caramel, but nothing else sticks out either.

Caramel-Frosting

The frosting is thick, but smooth and easy to pipe.  It has a sweet, caramel flavor. Not too dark, but obviously caramel.

Note: I didn’t use anywhere near the 3 cups of powdered sugar that the recipe calls for and the frosting was plenty thick.

Caramel-Cupcake-side     Mini-Caramel-side

The frosting really brings out the caramel of the cupcake, while the cupcake counters some of that bite that the caramel frosting has. They complement each other very nicely. They may not be as exciting as some of the cupcakes from the past couple weeks, but they are a classic, caramel cupcake.

Caramel-Cupcake     Mini-Caramel-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3
  • TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Caramel Cupcakes (recipe from Babble)

Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • a few drops of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit Babble.

*Tomorrow: Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes*

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