Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

This morning, I went to heaven.
First, I was met by a creamy cloud of Chocolate Buttercream. And then, fell into a soft bed of chocolate cake.And then there was a surprise...Do you know what I'm talking about?  Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes. That's right, under that bed of chocolate cake lies a sweet and salty layer of golden caramel.

 Now I'm back to reality, I can explain my heavenly experience to you. I was actually inspired to make these by Chele's recent post of Cherry Ripe Mud-muffins.  Her's looked so good, so I thought I'd do my own version but with Caramello Koalas.  (Caramello Koalas are an Australian chocolate, so if you don't have them you could just use any other candy bar with chocolate and caramel). Either way, these are serious bliss and I urge you to try them yourself!

Ingredients
100g butter, soft
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup best quality cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 cup milk
1 pack of 12 Caramello koalas, frozen

Method
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced) and line 24 cupcake/muffin tray.  Cream soft butter, the sugar and vanilla until fluffy and combined.  Gradually add the eggs until just combined.  Now sift the flour, cocoa powder, bicarb soda over this sugary mixture.  Pour the milk in as well; stir well to combine.  Evenly distribute the batter out between the 24 cupcake cases.  Remove caramello koalas from freezer and cut every caramello koala in half midways.  Now place one piece of the havled caramello koalas into each cupcake case.  Using a teaspoon, push the halved caramello koala to the base of the cupcake case.  Now smooth over the batter (which would have been pushed up due to the caramello koala being pushed down).  Bake in over for 15- 20 minutes.  Allow to cool before icing.

Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream
170g butter, soft
2/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 tbsp milk - 2 tbsp milk
4 tbsp cocoa powder

Method
Beat all ingredients (except the milk at this stage) together until combined and fluffy.  Gradually add the milk to the mixture and beat together until combined.  Place in piping bag with 8mm star tip, pipe on to cupcakes.

48 comments:

  1. Oh my! This does look yummy! I think that it is really good too without the buttercream. I'm thinking of a hot cappuccino with this!

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  2. I should not read your blog first thing in the morning, now I am going to be wanting these cup cakes all day!! Diane

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  3. Well ... I just discover your blog and it's really scrumptious ... I love its the title too ... You must come in France soon ... Paris is such a fabulous town ... I've been living there for 25 years and now, I'm in Cannes ... in the South of France ... A very nice place too ... Go on cooking and baking ... You seem very skillful and it's such a "self-satisfying" activity ! Allez, je termine mon commentaire en français, parce qu'un peu de pratique d'une langue, c'est toujours bien, en te souhaitant une très belle nouvelle année, avec plein de jolis billets que je passerai lire régulièrement ! ;o)
    A bientôt
    Hélène

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  4. Great idea using Caramello Koalas-they provide such a distinctly lovely layer of caramel! :D

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  5. These look amazing! I love caramello koalas - and I think I would like them even more if I happened to find one in a cupcake.

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  6. You've started my day perfectly with this recipe! You're right these sound like heaven and I'm off to get the ingredients now to make them! Might even add a touch of bourban, rum or baileys as well, what do you think?

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  7. C'est sûr que tu as dû être aux anges avec ces cupacakes, ils contiennent non seulement du choclat, mais aussi du caramel. WOW!

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  8. Brittany...you sure are a terrible influence with all your dreamy, poetic descriptions of your latest yummy baked goods. I gained a pound just looking at the picture ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  9. What a tempting cake! Looks so rich and inviting, wish to grab that slice now...

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  10. Oh my goodness, Brittany! These look sooo good...if I made them, I think I would go hide somewhere so I could eat the entire batch myself. :-)

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  11. OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!!!!!! That is a brill idea ... although I always seem to scoff my koalas and before I know it they are all gone - are you a head biter or a feet nibbler?
    Must remember this one for when Mum sends the next care parcel ;0)

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  12. These really sound amazingly good. I love your description of them. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. i like this idea of putting those candy bars in the cupcakes!

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  14. oh my goodness this sounds absolutely decadent.. i really recipes like this!

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  15. I don't eat nearly enough chocolate/caramel combos! This just reminded me how much I love it! I think I'll try to make these...if I can figure out the Australian lingo :)

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  16. Le coup de foudre! tes cupcakes ont l'air vraiment délicieux.

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  17. There's just really nothing to beat the chocolate caramel combination. These look scrumplicious!

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  18. This definitely looks heavenly. I never used to like caramel but am now a definite fan.

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  19. Ha Ha! Camilla would die for a bite of this!

    For anyone who is a fan of chocolate, you should visit KoKo Black (in melbourne). It is a chocolate shop, and everything (i mean everything) is smuthed in chocolate - except a glass of water!

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  20. Sniff, sniff.... I smelled chocolate! and caramel!!

    I have a whole collection of Brittany recipes and this is going with them!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. @ Chele I definitely go for the head first :)

    @ All - Thank you I'm so glad you like this recipe. Only 3 out of 24 cupcakes remain and it hasn't been 24 hours yet.

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  22. Oh man, do these look awesome! You rock, Brittany!

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  23. Chocolate AND caramel! scrumptious!

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  24. Mmm I know I would love biting into these to find that caramel surprise inside! Delicious.

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  25. Those cupcakes look amazing! What a great treat.

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  26. Oh this looks so chocolate-heaven!

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  27. These cupcakes sound seriously good - great idea.

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  28. Those cupcakes are to die for! I adore caramel, and that gooey center looks so luscious... I wonder if I can come up with a vegan version...

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  29. Oh my goodness. These look amazing. I will look for similar choc/caramel candy here next time I'm at the grocery store :o)

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  30. Brittany!!! You are a temptress. I wish I was a baker. I might just have to convert. Great recipe. B:)

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