Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

These were amazing..... if I do say so myself.

I use this jazzed up box cake mix recipe a LOT!
It's really easy and really good and a time saver too.

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 box instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream, I have used plain yogurt
as a substitution. Works just as well.
1 cup vegetable oil.
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water BUT, I use coffee.
It helps to bring out the chocolate flavor.
Mix everything together.

This is optional but, I fold in 2 cups of mini
chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 or 30 minutes.

Once the cakes are cool, hollow out the centers. For this task I
like to use a small melon baller or an apple corer. Then
fill the cakes with  salted caramel sauce from these guys.
It IS the best around!

Frost with chocolate ganache.
12 oz chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
Bring cream to boil.
Pour over chocolate, mix until you have smooth lovely
glistening liquid chocolate. Place in refrigerator until set.
Once cakes are frosted drizzle them with more Trader Joe's
salted caramel sauce, then sprinkle with kosher salt.

Bet ya can't eat just one.  ;)

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  1. Great Recipe. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
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  3. Wow, it looks like there is enough "good stuff" in there to kill ya, but what a way to go, right?