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Caramel Toffee Cupcakes

January 20, 2017

Alright, alright. I know what you’re thinking… 



Nobody would ever be like, “Lame! Two cupcake recipes in a row!”  because that sentence has never been uttered ever before in the history of humankind. 

Especially when they are these cupcakes.

Chocolate. Caramel. Toffee. More Caramel. I love the crunch that the toffee gives, and that caramel frosting? Oh boy. It is SO smooth. 

So, have you guys ever tried online grocery shopping? I really need to jump on this bandwagon.

I’ve done it like, three times in my life, and it was super magical, but I guess I just don’t have my crap together enough to do it all the time. 

I find myself in the grocery store like several times every week, much to the dismay of my budget.

Luckily, I have perfect angel babies (HA!) that can handle it. 

Well, Girlfriend is perfect. But, Baby Girl thinks the whole store is like one giant all-you-can-eat buffet. 

You see, Baby Girl thinks she’s all that now that she’s all potty trained and stuff, so basically she thinks she doesn’t have to sit in my cart anymore. So, basically she just roams around the produce section picking off any low hanging fruits. 

The other day I was filling one of those little plastic grocery bags with an obscene amount of jalapeños. Anyway, all of a sudden I hear a very distinct CRUNCH

I whip around only to find Baby Girl holding an entire head of broccoli and biting sections off of it like she’s a medieval King holding a giant turkey leg. 

Needless to say, I did the responsible thing and hid it in the bottom of all the other broccoli heads and ran. 

Just kidding! We bought it and she continued to munch on it while we finished our shopping trip.

I figured she had gotten plenty of vegetables for the day, so we came home and binged on cupcakes. 

Caramel Toffee Cupcakes
These cupcakes are loaded with chocolate, caramel and toffee. I even drizzled some salted caramel sauce over the top and it was like WOAH.
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For the Cupcakes
  1. 1 box devils food cake mix
  2. 1 5.9 oz. box instant chocolate pudding mix
  3. 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  4. 4 eggs, whisked
  5. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1 8 oz container sour cream
  7. 3/4 cup boiling water
For the Caramel Frosting
  1. 1 cup salted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup caramel sauce (your favorite homemade or store bought)
  3. 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  5. Caramel Sauce (store bought or your favorite homemade)
  6. Toffee Bits
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips. Stir until combined, then add in the eggs, oil and sour cream and mix until thoroughly combined. Continue to mix on medium/high speed while pouring your boiling water into the mixture, and continue mixing for about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour cake mix into the cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
For the Caramel Frosting
  1. To the bowl of an electric mixer, add softened butter and caramel. Mix together until smooth, about 1 minute. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the powdered sugar on cup at a time, mixing in between each addition. You might not need to use all of the powdered sugar. Once you like the consistency, add salt and mix until smooth and combined.
  2. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Drizzle with caramel sauce (salted or unsalted) and sprinkle with toffee bits. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
My Mom Taught Me To Play With my food

SARCASM. I’m not THAT awesome of a mother. 

These cupcakes are loaded with chocolate, caramel and toffee. I even drizzled some salted caramel sauce over the top and it was like WOAH.
These cupcakes are loaded with chocolate, caramel and toffee. I even drizzled some salted caramel sauce over the top and it was like WOAH.

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  • Reply heather (delicious not gorgeous) January 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    i like grocery shopping, so i don’t see myself doing online grocery shopping, but i do wish for a personal shopper so my wardrobe isn’t graphic shirts and yoga pants all day long. and lol chomping on raw broccoli?! i think all parents would want that ? though maybe after paying for it….

    • Reply taythurston January 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I feel like I can take over the world in my graphic tees and yoga pants! Haha! I feel too restricted in real pants hahaha!

  • Reply Kat February 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    These look absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to make them!
    What is the percentage of sour cream you’re using? Whenever I cook, I usually get 13%, but I’d like to know what would work best in this recipe. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply taythurston February 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      This is going to make me sound like an amateur but I didn’t even realize that sour cream had a milk fat percentage! I mean, it makes sense that it would, but I’d never even considered that a higher percentage could result in a better cupcake! You’ve opened my eyes to a whole new world, Kat! And… to HOPEFULLY answer your question, I usually use full fat sour cream.

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