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