Salted Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

I am obsessed with salted caramel.  It probably comes from the chocolate tour I attended, where I tried the amazing Paul A. Young sea salt caramel chocolates.  Ever since, I want to make pretty much everything sea salt caramel: fudge, cookies, cake.  It was only a matter of time before I had to try making a salted chocolate caramel cupcake.  I made this for a party I attended and I was actually really happy with the results – someone actually said to me that they could really taste the salty and the sweet, which was really exactly what I was going for with this cupcake!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake (adapted from Cake Days)

Ingredients:

80g unsalted butter

280g caster sugar

240g plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon flaked sea salt

240 ml milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

150g dulce de leche

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Cream together butter and sugar.  Mix in the eggs and vanilla.

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Sift in the flour and baking powder.  Mix in the milk and dulche de leche.

DSC_0196Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and bake at 190C (375F) for between 18 and 20 minutes.

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Take out the cupcakes and let them cool.  I didn’t get a photo of the frosting (as I was in quite a rush to get it done for a party), but I can provide you with the ingredients.

420g icing sugar

80g cocoa powder

160g unsalted butter

50ml whole milk

100g dulce de leche

I’d recommend mixing them all together with either a hand mixer or a stand mixer before piping .  I’d recommend sprinkling some sea salt on the top to achieve the same mixture of sweet and salt.

DSC_0289Are you also obsessed with salted caramel?  What have you made with it?

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One comment

  1. These look amazing, I love Paul Young too. Sea Salt nom!

    FoodNerd x

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