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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31 Responses to “Daring Bakers POP! (Dairy-free cheesecake pops with recipe)”

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    HoneyB — April 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, these look great! Kudos for your success at another baking first!

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    Mcwhisky — April 27, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Your cheesecake pops looked clean-cut. Perfect cubes and they really look good in cubes! Nicely coated!! Unlike mine, lol.

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    Marye — April 27, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    The squares look great.
    bakingdelights.com

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    BC — April 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Mine had footprints.. and finger prints from the pint sized assistant!

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    Susan — April 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Wow, your shapes are so clean and perfect. Very nice job!

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    landa — April 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Everything looks so perfect. Great job

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    Annemarie — April 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Well done in getting them dairy-free. I don’t have access to Tofutti in the UK and have had to go for the whole-dairy version, which I have to take a lactaid just to look at. Yours are lov-er-ly looking.

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    Bumblebutton — April 27, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Perfect geometrics! Nice job–and glad you enjoyed them with the extra, dairy-free challenges.

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    sterling — April 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I love how perfectly cut those are – well done!
    My first batch of pops I coated by microwaving the chocolate, I think I am going to try it over the water like you did, to try to get a more consistent coating this time – they’re just in the freezer now…

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    C.L. — April 27, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    These turned out beautifully..they are such clean lines! Very nice!

    Carrie

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    Jaime — April 27, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    your pops look so perfect! i wish my cheesecake had been that firm! congrats on adapting the recipe to suit your needs 🙂

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    Jen Yu — April 27, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Aw, bummer about the lactose intolerance (I too have lactose issues normally). I’m so glad you could figure a way around it and isn’t the new DB site awesome?! 🙂 Your pops turned out beautifully! Great job.

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    Maggie — April 27, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Wow! Did you cut your squares with a knife or dental floss? They are really pretty and precise looking! I’m glad the soymilk/margarine substitute worked for you.

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    Amy J. — April 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Awesome. I love your squares!

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    Jenny — April 27, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I really love the square pops, they are so elegant. Thanks for the tips on dairy-free pops!

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    Jen — April 27, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Maggie, I used a knife to cut my shapes.

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    Candace — April 28, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Great job! I did squares too.

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    Gail — April 28, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Congratulations on your lactose-free pops. I love their cute little square shape!

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    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy — April 28, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Your pops are adorable! I was so happy to see a dairy free version. My little nephews are on a dairy free diet. This is a perfect treat for them. Thanks!

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    L Vanel — April 28, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Great looking pops and a nice adapation of the recipe.

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    ~Amber~ — April 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Ooo I love the squares and triangles. Very cute. Congratulations on completing the challenge and being able to adapt it to something you can enjoy!

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    moowiesqrd — April 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I love the square pops! I’m also lactose intolerant, but I admit to loving dairy too much to give it up. Lactaid is my friend!

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    Deborah — April 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Your squares are absolutely perfect!! Great job on this challenge – especially with adapting it so that you could enjoy it!

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    Dolores — April 29, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Love your geometric cheesecake pop shapes. I wish my cheesecake had been firm enough to try that approach. I may try tofutti next time…

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    Lunch Buckets — April 29, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Gorgeous cube pops! They remind me of those chocolate See’s suckers 🙂

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    SweetDesigns — April 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    woot!! Cute little square pops 😉 they look wonderful, and so perfect..soo very perfect lol

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    Barbara — April 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Your pops look wonderful!

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    Jigginjessica — May 3, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Wow! Your pops look awesome. Does it taste like real cheesecake with your toffuti substitute.

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    marion-il en faut peu pour ... — May 4, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    perfect squares 🙂 I love them !
    Great job ! congrats !

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    vertigoxcured — August 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

    i know this post is old but i was wondering if you could share the orginal recipe that isnt dairy free? my email is vertigoxcured@gmail.com

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    Keith — November 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    They look and sound great! I will have to try these out.

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