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Here is the much awaited recipe for a simple snickers chocolate cupcake with a caramel buttercream frosting. I know its been quite a wait for this to release, but the good news is I was busy trying my hands with fondants and so there will be more colorful and fun projects coming soon on O!Sugar ! Without further adieu, lets get started !
It was a pleasant friday afternoon in Austin, when I was all set to bake away. Just when I was wondering what to bake though, I had a call from an old school friend of mine who didnt feel like working and just wanted to have a happy chit-chat. To help settle my dilema of which flavor to bake, I entrusted her to decide the flavor. As it turned out, it was the most easy question for her to answer. All she said was 'I feel like having a chocolate, so why don't you bake a chocolate cake with a bite of chocolate inside it for me. Is that even possible ?'. After seeing a stack of snickers bar inside my fridge, I had my eureka moment. Duh! I knew exactly what I would be baking. (Grin!) Snicker's Chocolate cupcake !!
How to bake a snickers chocolate cupcake ?
There are several ways of baking a desired cake flavor. One of the easiest (and sometimes cost/time effective) would be to buy ready to bake mixtures, add eggs, vegetable oil and some water and bake the mixture into cakes or cupcakes. One such easier way to do this cake is to use a devil's chocolate cake mix boxes. So for all of you who want to save quite an effort and time, you can get the box and adapt it inline with the recipe later. For the others who want to really work from the start, exactly! What's the fun in baking if you don't start from the scratch !
Here is my simple recipe to get started with a soft chocolately cupcake. These are the ingredients you will need to make 12 cupcakes:
Recipe for Caramel Buttercream icing
The combination of a chocolate cake and caramel frosting goes magically together. While I love the taste and visual appeal of a chocolate ganache on top of a chocolate cupcake (slurp.. my mouth is watering already!), I prefered to stick to a caramel frosting. Here is how we make it.
1. Unsalted butter 8 oz (2 stick)
2. Salted butter 4 oz (1/2 stick)
3. Brown Sugar 1 cup
4. Milk 1/4 cup
5. Powdered Sugar 2 cups
6. Meringue Powder 1 tbsp
7. Liquid Flavor (optional) 1 tsp
How to make caramel at home ?
How to make caramel buttercream frosting ?
Welcome to O!Sugar. My name is Rithu and besides the various things in life that I am passionate about, I love to bake. I am a self taught baker who loves to express creativity through cakes. I started this website to keep track of my baking and decorating attempts. My exploration on desserts, decorations and various other creative things are captured in this space.