Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting for #Chocolateparty

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So, I know that all of you who know me, know that I love chocolate. So when I came across Roxana’s Home Baking site and her #chocolateparty a few months ago, I was all in. I love this months theme for #Chocolate party This month it is all about chocolate and caramel.  Any recipe with these two ingredients will do. Thanks to our very gracious  hostess  Roxana’s Home Baking for coming up with this wonderful idea. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and caramel in my opinion. So this month when I was on the Facebook group for #chocolateparty, I noticed a lot of my blogger friends were leaning towards brownies. I decided to go a bit outside of the box and make cupcakes. So if you would like to join the #chocolateparty scroll down to the rules and join in on the chocolate fun!

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Ingredients:

Chocolate Batter

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (1/2 cup or 1 cup is fine as well)

Salted Caramel Frosting

12 tablespoons unsalted butter a stick and a half

8 ounces of creme cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

1 cup caramel sauce

Directions:

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla

Add cocoa mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with cocoa mixture. Beat at low-speed until blended after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Put 12 paper baking cups in a muffin pan. Spoon batter evenly into cups, filling all the way to the top.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack, and cool 30 minutes or until completely cool. Spread cupcakes evenly with Salted Caramel frosting.

Salted Caramel Frosting

Beat Butter and cream cheese on high. Beat until combined add vanilla and slowly add the powdered sugar a cup at a time. Mix until light and fluffy. Add the caramel until you get the consistency you like.

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Chocolate party is a monthly event hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking.  Together with some wonderful bloggers. Each month we pick an ingredient and pair it with chocolate. We blog about it by the end of the month.

I hope you’ll join our party and bake along with us. Also, if you’d like to know what are we up to and what ingredients we pick for the next parties, join our Facebook group.

All submitted posts will be pinned to the Chocolate party Pinterest board and will be promoted on other social media platform using the #chocolateparty hashtag.

Our recipes will be shared on the first Monday of each month and you can submit your own recipes until the end of the month. You can submit up to 3 recipes each month.

 

 

How to participate (the rules)

1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.

2.) Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page.  Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

 

Peace be with you,

Veronica