In case you didn’t notice, we LOVE cupcakes at Mom Does Reviews. Chocolate Cupcakes- like these easy Turtle Cupcakes with Homemade Chocolate Frosting- are some of my favorites. The chocolate with caramel and nuts is one of my favorite flavor combinations. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Here are more Chocolate Cupcakes to drool over:
If you love chocolate as much as I do then you are going to love these yummy Chocolate Lovers Cupcakes. They are a chocolate lover’s dream come true!
Kit Kat lovers will rejoice in these extreme Kit Kat Cupcakes! All the delicious flavors you expect loaded into a yummy cupcake!
These oh, so yummy Peppermint Bark Cupcakes are over-the-top delicious! You get the chocolate and peppermint flavors along with the creamy yumminess of the cupcake and the crunch of the bark. You just cannot go wrong!
Make homemade chocolate cupcakes instead. Get the recipe HERE.
Caramel Pecan Cupcakes Directions:
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- Cupcake Ingredients
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- PLUS directions called for on the box
- 1 cup caramel sundae sauce - thicker is better
- 1/3 cup crushed pecan pieces
- For the frosting:
- 1 cup butter
- 4-5 cups powdered icing sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Milk or cream, as desired
Prepare the boxed cake mix as described on the box.
Allow cupcakes to cool as you prepare the frosting.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, 4 cups of powdered sugar and the cocoa powder. Beat well for 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and adjust the consistency as desired with more sugar or milk.
Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fit with a star tip.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a knife or cupcake corer to remove 1" to 2" of a 1/2" diameter area from the center of the cupcakes (do not discard).
Fill the center of each cupcake with some of the caramel sundae sauce, then replace with a small amount of the cored cupcake to seal in the caramel.
Swirl the chocolate frosting over the cupcakes, starting in the center then working out to the edges of the cupcake and back to center to create a dome effect.
Drizzle with additional caramel sundae sauce and top with pecan pieces.
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