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Delicious: Salted Caramel Latte Cupcakes

This cupcake was inspired by the Salted Caramel Latte @ Starbucks & it is TASTY!  A Chocolate Espresso Cake filled with Salted Caramel & Topped with a Vanilla Buttercream... How could it be bad right?  

Chocolate Espresso Cupcake:
(Makes approximately 24 Standard Size Cupcakes)

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with coffee.  Beat until flour is just incorporated.
  3. Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Cut holes into cooled cupcakes to allow room for the Salted Caramel Filling.

Vanilla Buttercream (Sprinkles Cupcake Recipe)

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 teaspoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl combine butter, sugar. Beat till blended.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon into piping bag with a large star tip (so it looks like whipped cream.)
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup of frosting for the Salted Caramel Filling.
Salted Caramel Filling:

1/2 cup vanilla frosting
1/2 cup caramel topping (ice cream topping)
Salt to taste... I like mine salty

  1. Combine all ingredients & fill into large freezer bag. 
  2. Cut small tip off of the corner of the bag & fill the cupcakes generously.

Pipe frosting on top & cover with caramel topping, cocoa powder, a little fleur de sal & sugar in the raw. ENJOY!

Cheers- K

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1 comment:

  1. Cupcakes are totally my love language! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee


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