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Day 209 – Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

25 Feb

So, apparently, I’ve missed the boat on this flavor combo.  Yes, yes.  Caramel and chocolate.  That one I know.  But there’s coffee in these Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Grin & Bake It).  I mean.  It makes sense.  Caramel, chocolate and coffee.  Yes, please!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-cupcake

The cupcakes are very squishy and sticky. A little like Devil’s Food cake. Well, okay. A lot like Devil’s Food. In taste, look and texture. Chocolate, but airy and light all at the same time.

Salted-Caramel-Frosting

The buttercream is smooth and creamy. Very sweet with a nice caramel flavor. Not to dark, but it’s definitely strong.

Salted-Caramel-Chocolate     Mini-SC-Chocolate

Together, this is a cupcake to make mouths happy. It’s full of yummy goodness. A little dark, a little sweet, and just a teeny tiny bit salty.

Salted Caramel Choc top     Mini-SC-C-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Grin & Bake It)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed, caramel flavored hot coffee

Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1  1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit Grin & Bake It.

*Tomorrow: Half Baked Cupcakes*

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