Adorable Coffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting. These cupcakes have a wonderful coffee overtone topped off with a delicious hint of salted caramel in a beautiful and rich frosting.
I have two addictions in this world. Neither are good for me in large quantities. Unfortunately, I tend to consume very large quantities of both my addictions. Cupcakes and coffee. Yep, I’m completely and hopelessly addicted to both. I now have my father addicted to my Easy Iced Coffee! And he LOVES these cupcakes!
Coffee isn’t SO bad. Recent studies suggest coffee actually has some health properties to it. Coffee has antioxidants! That is excellent news! It can boost your memory. And that delicious injection of caffeine helps you survive the work day! Wonderful! Coffee is health food!
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for cupcakes. My mother has valiantly tried to make “healthy” cupcakes. My stubborn sugary taste buds just want the ooey gooey sweetness of delicious and sugary cake. So we have come to a compromise. I get to bake my cupcakes as long as mom can even it out with healthy food.
I have a whole section of homemade cupcakes for you I call cupcake corner 🙂 Enjoy!
But I digress. Back to my two addictions. I have managed to combine them all into one! I made this absolutely addicting and yummy coffee cupcake. Then I topped it off with a salted caramel buttercream frosting. Can you say yummy?!
This beautiful creation was not terribly difficult to make. I must admit I cheated a little and I did not make the salted caramel from scratch.
We DO have a fantastic recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Caramel Sauce. And Inger’s single ingredient Caramel spread recipe is also on the blog now. I highly recommend them for the best flavor! Inger’s caramel spread will need to be diluted to a sauce consistency with water or milk if you choose that recipe.
You will need to add Sea salt if you use these homemade recipes. I recommend a good, large grained sea salt. Sprinkle the salt, to taste, lightly over the caramel sauce.
Of course, we had neither of these homemade caramel sauce recipes on the blog the day I made this Coffee cupcake recipe. SO, I ran to the store and grabbed a jar. I will blame my adorable 2 month old. She’s cute but slightly cranky these days. She does not love MaMa ignoring her in the kitchen! So:
We all LOVED these cupcakes!