Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

I have been dreaming and salivating for awhile over the thought of a Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake. I made a devine, if I do say so myself, cookie by the same name for my 2009 holiday cookie exchange. It's been 90+ degrees all week. Too hot to bake. It's supposed to cool off this weekend and I am dying to try a new, self concocted recipe (the very best kind)! Stay stuned!!

I have a couple of good options for the chocalate cupcake part. I'll put a rolo in the middle. Certain recipes accept a dollop in the batter better than others. Another option is to pipe caramel filling into my normal dark chocolate cupcake. I would definitely like your thoughts on the frosting. I'll sprinkle/coat the frosting in a sugar/sea salt mixture like I did the cookie. Should the frosting be a typical chocolate buttercream? A richer chocolate ganache? A combination of chocolate, caramel buttercream? A chocolate buttercream with caramel drizzle and sugar/sea salt sprinkle? I'm leaning towards chocolate ganache with sugar/seat salt sprinkle. Although who can resist caramel drizzle. Hello! So many options. Please let me know what makes your mouth water. I am excited about this cupcake!

6 comments:

Matthew said...

Coincidentally, I'm thinking of making a couple of batches of salted caramels this weekend. I could pull one batch off early and give it to you!

Sarah in Disturbia said...

That would be perfect!!

Juleah said...

Oh my holy goodness! My mouth is so watering as I have yummy dreams of being up there next week and diving into these. Anything with dark chocolate, sea salt and caramel has to be devine! I vote for the ganache with sugar/sea salt and caramel drizzle. Hopefully Matthew will make a fresh batch of salted caramel while I am there;)

Sarah in Disturbia said...

Unfortunately, Matthew lives in Seattle so I just might have to make my own!

Connie said...

I have a recipe for the caramels from Kristy who came to Tulsa and taught me how to make them. For the cupcake, though, I like the idea of trying the rollo because it sounds easy. For the frosting, the dark chocolate ganache with the sprinkle sea salt would be my pick.

Connie said...

and when will Juleah be there??