Caramel (Cup)Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting (Daring Bakers)


This month’s Daring Baker’s challenge comes from Shuna Fish Lydon. I’d like to thank our hosts this month for choosing such a great recipe. Hubby LOVES caramel! Thanks so much Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity, Alex of Blondie and Brownie, and Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go. You can see the full length recipe on Dolores’ blog.

I did a decent amount of salt to the frosting to cut out the sweetness. Many DBers claimed the frosting and cake together were just too sweet. We really enjoyed the salted caramel flavor.

This month brought about another first for me. I love DB for forcing me to try new things. I’ve never made caramel and the caramel sauce used in the frosting and the cake is delicious. I didn’t have enough powdered sugar so my frosting did need to be refrigerated to stiffen up. After some time in the fridge, I was able to pipe it onto the cupcakes.

I obviously opted to make cupcakes out of the recipe since we had the freedom to choose any size of cake. The recipe for this month yielded 22 cupcakes for me and they baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. The frosting yielded the perfect amount for the cupcakes, with just enough left for my expert taste tester. I thought they were very good. Other than the caramel sauce, the recipes were not difficult to execute.

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12 Responses to “Caramel (Cup)Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting (Daring Bakers)”

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    Speedbump Kitchen — November 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Great job! You’ll be hooked into the magic of caramel now!!

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    Gretchen Noelle — November 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Perfect swirls on top! I am so impressed! Great job!

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    CB — November 29, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Mmmm… cupcakes and caramel! YUMMY! I totally have to star this one for my baking bucket list!
    /Clara

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    Gail — November 30, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Congratulations on a successful Db month – these cuppers look delicious!

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    Joelen — November 30, 2008 at 6:25 am

    I love that you chose to do cupcakes rather than a cake. (I prefer cupcakes and smaller portions anyday!) As for adding the salt – love the idea too! Great job :)

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    Dolores — November 30, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful cupcakes. Thanks for baking with us this month!

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    Sheltie Girl — December 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Your cup cakes are simply beautiful. I love the swirly frosting on top.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Claire — December 2, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Your swirls are perfect! Great job.

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    sterling — December 2, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Absolutely fantastic! They look great. Makes me wish I had made cupcakes :)

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    Jen — December 2, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks everyone. These qere quite tasty. Hubby said they were his favorite cupcake I’ve ever made!!

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    Allergy Mom — December 2, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    OOh, I love your swirly cuppy cakes! I wish I’d salted my caramal, too…

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    ~Amber~ — December 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Your cupcakes look delicious! Congratulations on a successful challenge.

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