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Sweet and Salty Cupcake Recipe

Topped with caramel sauce and Reeses topping mix (if you can find it, simply add small pretzel pieces, M & M’s, and peanuts), this chocolate Sweet and Salty Cupcake is to die for! You are sure to make a good impression with your guests when serving them at a birthday party. Yummy!

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Sweet and Salty Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 Cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 Cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 Cup canola
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Cup boiling water
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Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup unsalted sweet cream
  • 3 Cup + 1/2 Cup powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt plus 1/8 for later
  • caramel sauce for drizzle
  • Reese topping mix pack

 

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Chocolate Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine the eggs,milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
  • Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
  • Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

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Sea Salt Buttercream Frosting Directions

  • Beat powder sugar, butter and sea salt in a bowl.
  • Incorporate the vanilla
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream, and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake. 
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce and then sprinkle the Reese snack pack. 
  • sprinkle some of the remaining sea salt. 

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Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 Cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 1 Cup whole milk room temp
  • 1/2 Cup canola
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted sweet cream
  • 3 Cup + 1/2 Cup powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt plus 1/8 for later
  • caramel sauce for drizzle
  • Reese topping mix pack

Instructions
 

  • Chocolate Cupcake Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine the eggs,milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
  • Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
  • Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

Sea Salt Buttercream Frosting Directions

  • Beat powder sugar, butter and sea salt in a bowl.
  • Incorporate the vanilla
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream, and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce and then sprinkle the Reese snack pack.
  • sprinkle some of the remaining sea salt.
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. you had me at sweet & salty!! seriously though it is the best combination. the sea salt butter cream frosting has my mouth watering!

  2. These cupcakes look absolutely yummy (which is the word I use for sweets) I love the toppings that you’ve used.

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