Are you ready for a chocolate cupcake with some unusual things in the batter? It may not sound strange to create one from unsweetened cocoa powder and flour, but grape jelly and mayo? Yes. They sound like you got your cupcake batter list mixed up with your sandwich-making one, but that is not the case. The results from this unique recipe are sweet, fluffy and moist. Add on the homemade caramel buttercream frosting and you’ll have quite a treat on your hands!
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These caramel cake cupcakes will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. The cupcake is made out of butter, vanilla and condensed milk. These sinfully delicious cupcakes will complete your whole afternoon with its creamy caramel filling in the middle. The top part of the cupcake consists of pure caramel to match its vanilla taste. Pair these caramel cake cupcakes with a cup of espresso or your favorite tea to balance the taste.
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Caramel, chocolate and vanilla go together very well, especially when they are in the form of these Rolo cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake batter contains a secret ingredient: a frozen Rolo shoved into the middle. The batter also has chocolate pudding, which makes these into a very moist, flavorful treat. Each cupcake is topped with homemade vanilla and caramel buttercream, and before chocolate ganache is drizzled over it. Add on another Rolo, just for kicks, and serve!
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These lucious cupcakes, inspired by the Girl Scout Cookies of the same name, contain the three C’s: coconut, caramel and chocolate. The chocolate cupcake base contain unusual ingredients like sour cream and Dutch processed cocoa powder, alongside the standard flour, butter and sugar. Topped with a homemade salted buttercream frosting, sweetened toasted coconut (toasted in the oven, its simplicity is what makes this cupcake special) and a small drizzle of melted chocolate, these cupcakes are not to be forgotten!
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A stroopwafel is a dutch treat — a waffle-shaped cookie flavored with caramel and maple syrup. They even have caramel sauce on the inside, making them all of the more tasty. If you can’t find stroopwafel’s in a grocery store near you, these cupcakes are the next best thing. The batter is enhanced with a little ground cinnamon, maple syrup and caramel sauce, and the frosting contains more of the same (minus the maple syrup.) The combination is both heavenly and unique — just what you need to add a twist to the dessert table at your next party!
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Manly cupcakes may sound like an oxymoron, but these salty, caramel-ly and chocolate-y treats are the perfect things to serve in a man-cave or living room. The batter contains beer, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, salt and a few other traditional ingredients. The frosting a salted caramel buttercream, complete with sea salt and brown sugar. Add a little extra garnish to the top by crushing up a few pretzels and sprinkling them onto the frosting before serving — alongside a few cold beers!
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The alternate name for these salted caramel cupcakes should be “caramel overload.” Look at this way: the cupcakes contain both caramel and apples, along with cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, flour and a handful of other ingredients. The frosting contains caramel – plus vanilla, butter and powdered sugar. And, last but not least, there is a generous drizzle of homemade caramel sauce poured on top of these baked, frosted treats. And a sprinkling of sea salt, just to further enhance all of those tasty caramel flavors.
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For those of you who love caramel apples, but don’t like the super sticky feeling that makes you think you’re going to lose a few teeth, these Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes are for you. Made from a spice cake batter complete with Chinese 5 spice powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and chopped Granny Smith apples and topped with a thick layer of traditional buttercream frosting and a drizzle of salted caramel, these treats are truly unforgettable.
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The three words that can be best used to describe these caramel cupcakes are: simple, light and tasty. A fourth descriptor is also in order: easy-to-make. To create the perfect cupcake for this homemade caramel frosting, take a basic cake mix and doctor it a bit by adding in a few additional ingredients (like instant pudding mix.) While they are in the oven, make the caramel frosting from scratch out of butter, sugars (yes, that’s with an “s”), milk and vanilla extract. So simple, yet so delicious!
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The most unusual thing about these cupcakes is not the fact that they contain apples, instead, it is the step in the recipe that requires you to not pre-heat the oven. Yes, you read that right. These scrumptious cupcakes go into a cold oven. The batter is an apple lovers dream, and is made from apples, pecans, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract. However, that pales in comparison to the brown sugar icing: butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla extract. The end result? YUM!