When my mom came over tonight and started cleaning the kitchen I knew what she was wanting…CUPCAKES! (Hehe, although she says she was just being a good mom.) Either way, she got her cupcakes! These cupcakes are made-from-scratch cupcakes. Unlike my other cupcakes that use doctored up cake mixes. I’m still not a huge fan of made-from-scratch cakes, but these were yummy. They didn’t rise as much as I would like. And, they were a little ‘dense’…but that could be from all the CARAMEL injected in them! This is a brown sugar cupcake with caramel injected into it, topped with buttercream and caramel icing, drizzled with caramel! It gives me a sugar high just thinking about it!
Here’s the recipe for Brown Sugar Cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of buttermilk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tin with papers. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one a ta time until each are mixed in. Add vanilla. Alternating adding flour mixture and buttermilk until combined.
Bake for 25 minutes.
*TIP: No buttermilk? No worries! You can make buttermilk by taking a cup of milk and adding 1 tbsp of white vinegar OR lemon juice. Cool, huh?
Recipe for Caramel sauce:
2 cups brown sugar
1 can (12-14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp vanilla
Stir sugar and condensed milk together. Heat over low to medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Stir well.
*TIP: This is more of a ‘runnier’ caramel sauce. We used a medicine dropper to inject the cupcake with the caramel sauce after the cupcake was cooled. We used a basting brush to brush the top of the cupcake. Then, we drizzled it on top of the icing.
**TIP: This is a GREAT caramel sauce for kids to dip apples in! Yumm!
We used this recipe found here: https://mrscrislip.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/white-almond-sour-cream-cupcakes/
Then, we added 3 tbsp of the caramel sauce to it!