Hello all! I have some delicious chocolate cupcakes with caramel cream cheese icing to share with you today. They're nice and simple to make; I whipped these up for a work colleague's birthday.
Recipe adapted from: How Sweet It Is
Ingredients - cupcakes
140g brown sugar
145g (1/2 cup) milk
135g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sour cream
15g cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
1. Preheat the oven to 175C (350F).
2. Whisk egg and sugar until smooth and combined.
3. Melt the butter.
4. Add the milk, cream, melted butter, vanilla and sour cream to the egg mixture and stir until combined.
5. Add the flour, cocoa powder and bicarb to the batter and stir until combined. Sift the cocoa powder for best results.
Caramel Cream Cheese Icing
Ingredients: 400g cream cheese, 1 cup caramel (recipe here)
Method: Simply beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy (I use the K beater on my Kitchenaid), then add the caramel and beat until smooth and combined.
This icing is easy to make and great paired with chocolate cakes or cupcakes; it works well when piped, as shown on the cupcakes here. You can use more or less caramel to suit your tastes, even add some vanilla essence or cream if you so desire.