Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Need a pick-me-up or idea for a treat or gift? Try these delicious and moreish Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting! They are made using a hot fudge sauce and salted caramel topping from Smucker’s, which gives them a richness that is not too heavy – you can even drizzle the sauce on top.

Ingredients (12 cupcakes):

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 stick or ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

¾ cup baker’s sugar (caster sugar)

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup and 2 tbsp sour cream

½ cup hot fudge topping/sauce (I used Smucker’s Simple Delight Hot Fudge Topping)

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Ingredients (frosting):

1 stick or ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature

⅓ cup salted caramel topping/sauce (I used Smucker’s Simple Delight Slated Caramel Topping)

1½-2 cup confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar)

Directions:

Make the frosting first by beating together the butter and salted caramel topping/sauce using an electiric mixer, then adding the confectioner’s suger ½ cup at a time and mixing well (stop after 1½ cups to see if frosting is stiff enough to pipe – if not add the last ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar and mix a little at a time until you are happy with the consistency) – store in the fridge until you frost the cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350°F degrees

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda

Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, baker’s sugar (caster sugar), brown sugar, sour cream and chocolate fudge topping/sauce

Add the eggs to the electric mixer one at a time until well combined

Add the vanilla extract and mix together using a spoon

Using the electric mixer, add the flour mixture from earlier, until well combined

Line a cupcake tin with cases and fill each one no more than ¾ full

Place in oven on middle shelf and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of a cupcake

Frost the completely cooled cupcakes using a piping bag, or your own technique, and then serve!

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What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!

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