HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE TURTLE CUPCAKES

Hi everyone! I’m Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and today I am sharing some decadent chocolate cupcakes since I know Joan loved chocolate.
Hi everyone! I’m Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and today I am sharing some decadent chocolate cupcakes since I know Joan loved chocolate.


INGREDIENTS
For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup your favorite caramel sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespooons heavy cream

Toppings
  • Caramel Sauce – homemade or storebought
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped Pecans

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Mix in egg, vanilla, milk, and vegetable oil until combined. Whisk in boiling water until smooth and incorporated.
  4. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops spring back.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before cooling completely on wire rack prior to adding frosting.