Chocolate Caramel Corn Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate caramel corn cupcakes?!? It doesn't get much tastier than this!

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
  • 1 box moist deluxe cake mix - dark chocolate fudge
  • 3/4 cup corn oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 package chocolate pudding mix
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
Ganache:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin tins with liners.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, milk, and eggs. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 2 minutes. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full, and bake cupcakes for 12 - 15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Remove and let cool on wire racks.
  3. Prepare ganache: In a microwave safe bowl, combine cream and chopped semi-sweet chocolate. Microwave for about 1 minute, stopping every 15 seconds to stir well. Once the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, stir in the corn syrup and set aside to cool and thicken.
  4. Prepare frosting: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cream and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute, still stirring. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour mixture in bowl of mixer and beat with wire whisk attachment for about 30 seconds, to cool slightly. Add powdered sugar slowly, with the mixture on low speed. Increase speed to high and whip until a thick frosting is formed.
  5. Frost cupcakes generously. Top with caramel corn and prepared ganache.
Chocolate Caramel Corn Cupcake Photo

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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (18 Votes)

Notes

You can use Caramel Corn for garnish (I bought a box of Crunch N' Munch).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 141
Calories 396

% Daily Value*
27%
Total Fat 18g
28%
  Saturated Fat 6g
2%
Sodium 37mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 57g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 39g
5%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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Yummy!

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Yum Yum Eat 'Em Up!

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Those cupcakes look awesome! Can hardly wait to try them.

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Great recipe, Kristan! I love the new site and that the nutritional info is included :)

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