Saturday, August 15, 2009
This month's choice was chosen by the founder, Betty from EAT MY CUPCAKE. She chose this wonderful Chocolate salted-caramel cupcake. Martha has them as mini cupcakes, but I have no mini cupcake tin or liners so regular cupcakes they are! I decided to make these for the 24-hour service-a-thon as well. My friends are just so spoiled by my various baking things that I happen to make...ALL THE TIME.
I was deciding to half the recipes, but at 12am, I didnt want to go and half everything and I was way to tired to think so I decided to make the full recipe for the cupcakes.
I ended up using kosher salt because I dont even know where to start looking for other things like that.
In the morning, I had made the caramel recipe which was really hard and confusing by the way, but it eventually got finished, and half of the frosting. The original frosting recipe yielded 5 cups and that was WAY TOO MUCH. Half was good. I still ended up with a little bit extra frosting.
They were super yummy and moist. The saltiness factor was an amazing surprise for many so it was nice. I think lots of my friends enjoyed the richness of the cupcake and the nice surprise of caramel in the middle.