Adapted from My Baking Addiction (love this blog!)
Ingredients for Cupcakes:
1 Devils Food Cake Mix
4 eggs -- lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (4.8 oz) package instance chocolate pudding
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages of Rolos -- cut each Rolo in half
Ingredients for the Frosting:
1/2 cup caramel syrup (or to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt (I added 1/2)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I didn't use paper liners preferring to spray the muffin tin with Pam. Worked perfectly!
Using stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat all cupcakes ingredients together minus the Rolos. Mix until well combined and smooth.
Add batter to the prepared mini muffin pan (I used a teaspoon measuring cup). Bake in oven for approximately 10-12 minutes (mine were done in 11 minutes). Insert toothpick -- if comes out clean they are done. Take out of oven onto a wire rack. Immediately start inserting the Rolos to each cupcake.
|Not very attractive, but that's OK the frosting will cover the whole in the center!|
Now for the Frosting:
To the stand mixer add the butter and cream until pale yellow and smooth looking. To that add the vanilla, carmel syrup, and salt and mix until combined. Add the sugar a half cup at a time and mix throughly (I sifted the sugar before as mine was a bit clumpy). Keep adding until you get the consistency and flavor you want. You may want to add additional syrup if want a sweeter taste. If add more syrup you may need to add more sugar to make the frosting thicker.
Until next time!
|Luna looking sweeter than the cupcakes!|