Monday, April 13, 2015

Salted Caramel Frosted Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Filling

Sweet and salty and creamy -
this is one temptation that you
might want to just eat by the spoonfulls
or even pipe it straight into your mouth!

I am not kidding!  This is divine.

Of course you would never serve something without
taste testing it, especially a new recipe

but this recipe has to come with a warning - 
once you taste test, you might keep tasting
and tasting and tasting!

Wow!  Stop now - skip the cupcakes - just indulge!!

Ok, I had to take the cupcakes to an event
so I had to keep on
going but this is unbelievable!

I have been searching for a Salted Caramel Frosting
recipe that didn't start with melted sugar (as I have
not liked working with melted sugar for a caramel sauce)
and this one by 
made me excited to try it.

I adjusted it a bit (don't we always do that)
and loved the end result.  I also used her recipe
for the semi-homemade chocolate cupcakes too
and they were great.

Salted Caramel Frosting

1 C. melted butter
2 C. dark brown sugar
2/3 C. heavy cream plus 2-4 T. additional
1/2 tsp. salt
6 C. powdered sugar
Additional coarse sea salt if desired

In a medium saucepan stir together the
melted butter, brown sugar and cream.  
Heat the mixture together over medium heat
until the sugar crystals have all melted.  Add
salt and bring to a rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes.
It should form a soft ball when dropped into a
glass of cold water.

Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
Don't be tempted to rush this step.  I let mine
cool overnight.  Mine ended up much thicker
than hers appears as I boiled it for an extra minute.

Remove about 1/2 C. caramel for filling the cupcakes.

Place the remaining caramel in a large mixer bowl
and add the 6 C. of powdered sugar.  Add 2 T. cream
and begin to mix the frosting with the whip attachment.
Add additional cream if needed until you create a soft, fluffy

Hollow out chocolate or vanilla cupcakes and pipe
a small amount of caramel into the cupcake. 

Frost and sprinkle with additional coarse
sea salt if desired.  I piped the frosting on
with a 1M tip in a rose design.  

Enough to frost 24 cupcakes.

(I filled some with chocolate ganache too but
preferred the caramel filling.)

Click here for printable recipe.


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  1. Oh my...the drool factor is off the charts! I like a little cupcake with my frosting so I can see how this would tempt me to grab a spoon :) The filling looks divine too!

  2. Oh Ma'am!

    These are simply obnahexious, as a friend used to say of something so far above DELICIOUS she couldn't express it.

    I've made caramel frosting before, and salted caramels, but this blending of the best of both---what a wonderful thought. We're having "cooking" houseguests in June---she and I met on cooking/recipe/restaurant internet site, and have been visiting and meeting halfway since 2009. We've been planning to make tamales (first time for all of us, but with a wonderful instructor) and homemade ravioli and several methods of creme brulee', and daughter Caro will do us an entire Asian meal in her several woks one evening as we sip and look on.

    These are a MUST, and we'll have you to thank.

    You just find the most interesting things!


  3. These look amazing, and sound delicious! I love the frosting roses!

  4. Very pretty! And I'll bet they taste amazing:@)

  5. Not only pretty looking, they do sound like they would be heavenly. I can't wait to try some....Salted caramel is so yummy~

  6. I can taste these and and they aren't even made yet. It's been a while since a sweet sounded this good to me. I can't wait to try the real thing.

  7. Jacqueline, you create some of the most decadent desserts! They are always so pretty; and I am sure that they are equally delicious!

  8. Holy cupcake! They look and sound just wonderful, Jacqueline! We have lots of salted caramel lovers in our family so these will have to be made for the next 'occasion'!

  9. Wow, this looks fantastic Jacqueline! I'm bookmarking it to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love a salted caramel anything! We must make these at our house! Yum!


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