Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes: A Sweet Symphony of Flavor

Indulge in the ultimate sweet treat with our Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes. This recipe marries the rich, buttery flavor of caramel with a light, fluffy base and a creamy frosting, all balanced with a hint of sea salt. Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes promise to be a hit among those who savor the sweet and salty duo.

Ingredients

Fo r the Cupcakes:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

F or the Salted Caramel Filling:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream, as needed
  • Sea salt flakes, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.
  4. Mix in the sour cream, then gradually mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk.
  5. Divide the batter among liners and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. For the filling, melt sugar over medium heat, whisking as it melts. Add butter, then slowly drizzle in cream and salt. Let cool.
  7. Core each cupcake and fill with caramel.
  8. For the frosting, beat butter until light, then add powdered sugar and caramel sauce. Add cream as needed for consistency.
  9. Frost the cupcakes, drizzle with extra caramel, and sprinkle with sea salt flakes.

Notes

  • Filling Tip: Ensure the caramel is cool before filling the cupcakes to prevent it from soaking into the cake.
  • Frosting Consistency: Adjust the amount of heavy cream in the frosting to achieve your desired consistency. More cream will make it softer; less will make it stiffer.
  • Serving Suggestion: These cupcakes are best served the same day but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Salt Balance: The sea salt flakes not only garnish but also balance the sweetness of the caramel. Adjust according to your taste.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving)

  • Calories: 370 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fat: 18 g
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Potassium: 75 mg
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Vitamin A: 600 IU
  • Vitamin C: 0.2 mg
  • Calcium: 60 mg
  • Iron: 1.2 mg

This nutritional information highlights the cupcakes as a treat best enjoyed in moderation. The balance of fats, including saturated and unsaturated, alongside the essential vitamins and minerals, makes them a delightful indulgence.

FAQs

1. Can I make the cupcakes in advance? Yes, the cupcakes can be baked a day in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Fill and frost them on the day of serving for the best taste and texture.

2. How do I prevent the caramel from crystallizing? Ensure a smooth caramel by avoiding stirring once the sugar starts to melt. Instead, gently swirl the pan. If crystals form, brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush can help.

3. Can I use store-bought caramel sauce? While homemade caramel sauce is recommended for its flavor and texture, store-bought can be used in a pinch. Adjust the saltiness to your taste.

4. How do I achieve the perfect frosting consistency? Start with less heavy cream and gradually add more until you reach the desired consistency. If the frosting becomes too thin, add more powdered sugar to thicken it.

These Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes are a gourmet treat that balances the richness of caramel with the lightness of cake, making them a perfect dessert for any occasion.

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Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes: A Sweet Symphony of Flavors

Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes: A Sweet Symphony of Flavor


  • Author: Maria
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x

Description

Indulge in the ultimate sweet treat with our Salted Caramel Bliss Cupcakes. This recipe marries the rich, buttery flavor of caramel with a light, fluffy base and a creamy frosting, all balanced with a hint of sea salt. Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes promise to be a hit among those who savor the sweet and salty duo.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

For the Salted Caramel Filling:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 12 tbsp heavy cream, as needed
  • Sea salt flakes, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.
  4. Mix in the sour cream, then gradually mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk.
  5. Divide the batter among liners and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. For the filling, melt sugar over medium heat, whisking as it melts. Add butter, then slowly drizzle in cream and salt. Let cool.
  7. Core each cupcake and fill with caramel.
  8. For the frosting, beat butter until light, then add powdered sugar and caramel sauce. Add cream as needed for consistency.
  9. Frost the cupcakes, drizzle with extra caramel, and sprinkle with sea salt flakes.

Notes

  • Filling Tip: Ensure the caramel is cool before filling the cupcakes to prevent it from soaking into the cake.
  • Frosting Consistency: Adjust the amount of heavy cream in the frosting to achieve your desired consistency. More cream will make it softer; less will make it stiffer.
  • Serving Suggestion: These cupcakes are best served the same day but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Salt Balance: The sea salt flakes not only garnish but also balance the sweetness of the caramel. Adjust according to your taste.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 370 kcal
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg

 

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