Sweet & Salty Carmel Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted caramel is one of life's little pleasures - I love the extra element the salt adds to really give it that delicious bite.
Here's how to make them:
Bake cupcakes from a store bought chocolate cake mix
Make chocolate butter cream:
4 sticks of softened butter
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and pour over heavy cream. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth (be careful not to over heat). Refrigerate for 15 minutes until cool.
With your electronic mixer, whip butter and 4 cups of sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Pour in chocolate mixture and 2 more cups of powdered sugar. Whip until smooth. If necessary, add more powdered sugar to create the thickness.
Put the frosting in a pastry bag (or ziploc bag) and cut 1/2 inch opening at the bottom of the bag. Pipe in a swirl on top of the cupcake (be very generous with the frosting).
Caramel Topping:
Caramel Sauce:
1 cup of sugar
6 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Making caramel is FAST, so be careful not to burn it. Heat sugar on moderately high heat in a thick-bottomed saucepan. As the sugar begins to melt, stir vigorously with a whisk. As soon as the sugar comes to a boil, stop stirring. You can swirl the pan a bit if you want, from this point on. As soon as all of the sugar crystals have melted (the liquid sugar should be a dark amber color), immediately add the butter to the pan. Whisk until the butter has melted. Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat. Count to three, then slowly add the cream to the pan and continue to whisk to incorporate. Watch out, this becomes foamy. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth, let cool slightly, and drizzle over frosting and add salt flakes.


  1. why buy caramel when homemade caramel is so easy, tastes way better and has far fewer preservatives? come on dewis. get your shit together.

  2. 4 sticks of butter? jesus! Who is this Definetely not Ross dude? He sounds like a professional chef to me!