Monday, March 9, 2015

Caramel Heath Cupcakes

Last year, I brought this sweet treat for our church group. We meet every Tuesday, it is a Bible base  marriage center group . It is such a blessing to get to know and mingle with other wonderful couples. We rotate on snacks , and this cupcake was a hit.

Since we meet on a school day, it is a little bit challenging to come up with something easy.Sure, it's easy to grab a package of store bought treats but this recipe( originally a cake sheet recipe) is very easy to make.

Most of the ingredients might already be in your pantry.



It is always good to stock up on a few of cake mixes when they go on sale. When they do reach rock bottom prices, do pick up a few. It is very handy for making deserts , homemade but quick and yummy.


Ingredients:

CUPCAKE:

1 Box of Chocolate Cake mix ( Devils food cake is also good) and the ingredients needed to make it. ( prepare according to package instructions)
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Caramel sauce , you can make this homemade , see here : Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce
1 cup Heath bar Candy pieces , crushed.

FROSTING:
5 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar


Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes using the cakemix , prepare according to package instructions.


Here's our not so little Lily bug, helping momma.  Our kitchen is not as clean as it appears to be when this munchkin helps but for the memories, totally worth the mess. ( after the..breathe in..breathe out..it's just a mess eh?)


Line cupcake tray with paper liners . Fill 15-18 cupcake liners with 1/4 cup of the batter only. Do not overfill.



Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes , insert a toothpick in the center..when comes out clean ..it is ready.

Let it cool , Using the end of a wooden spoon ..poke holes on each cupcakes..3 or 4 is plenty.

In a bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup caramel sauce.


Use a piping bag or a Ziploc bag ( cut/ snip off in the corner), pour the sauce on each of the  holes. 
Set aside.


 Make the frosting by combining the flour with 1 cup of milk in a saucepan. Stir and whisk continually until the mixture is really thick.


Let this thick mixture cool completely , place in the fridge for 10 minutes.  When the mixture cooled , cream together butter and sugar, until well combined. Add in vanilla and mix in until well incorporated. Add in the thickened milk and flour mixture , mix on low for about 30 seconds. Turn your mixer to high and mix until the frosting is light and fluffy. Similar to the whipped cream consistency.


Place the frosting into a piping bag or just a Ziploc bag ( snip off the end) . Beautifuly pipe the frosting on each cupcake. Don't forget to top it off with crushed Heath bar pieces.


They are not just lovely to look at but delicious with every bite.


I must admit though , it is messy to eat with all the caramel goodness inside.

I didn't mind it, it is just so good!



If you like this recipe, feel free to share it and pin it!

Happy Baking!









8 comments:

  1. Oh. my! Caramel and Heath? I'm sold!!! What an awesome cupcake idea. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is still OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/03/05/home-matters-linky-party-27/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Hi Lorelai,

      Awesome! thank you for the invite..really appreciate it.

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  2. These sound yummy! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Hope to see you back next Friday! :)

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  3. Caramel and Heath...yes please! Thanks so much for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned and you'll be one of my features on Sunday.

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  4. Yum!! Thanks for sharing at last weeks Tickle My Tastebuds Link Party. Pinned and your luscious recipe will be featured at this weeks party! I can't wait to see what you will share this week!

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  5. These cupcakes look too good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  6. This sounds so delicious! Thank you for linking up to Idea Box!

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  7. Oh my YUM! Thanks for joining us at Idea Box Link Party! Hope to have you party with us again this week--party is live at 6am Thursday!

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