Caramel Almond Chocolate Cupcakes


I can’t believe Cupcake Week is half way over already! Did you know that yesterday was National Cupcake Day? Be sure to check out the debate over at i[heart]cuppycakes and enter in her cupcake giveaway too!

Today I bring you a cupcake that is amazing. Simply amazing. The filling in these guys is to die for. I was eating it with a spoon. It’s also awesome over ice cream. You really can’t go wrong with homemade dulce de leche, so it’s not surprising. However, homemade dulce de leche does take a while to make (3 hours simmering in a pot), so be prepared to put some time into these cupcakes. It’s well worth the effort. Hubby agreed these are one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made

Next time I make these, I might leave the chocolate out of the caramel ganache. As you can see, it looks more chocolatey and I would have prefered to have it be caramel. It has a great caramel flavor, but I would have liked the color contrast of having a caramel sauce.

I followed the recipes from Fields of Cake exactly, so I’m not going to repost them here. Definitely go check out her post and amazing pictures!

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Check out my week of cupcakes here.

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6 Responses to “Cranberry Almond Caramel Tart”

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    Ingrid — November 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought to combine all those flavors but I guess it works,huh?! It certainly looks good!
    ~ingrid

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    nutmegnanny — November 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    This looks great! I love Smitten Kitchen and her recipes always turn out great. I have three bags of cranberries sitting around so I need to give this a try!

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    Julie — November 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Your tart looks beautiful and festive…love it!

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    Kat — November 23, 2009 at 1:46 am

    What a great combo of flavors. Looks wonderful!

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    Stephanie Wagner — November 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    This looks yummy and I’m seriously in love with that red pattern in the background!

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    Irene — December 1, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I also made this a while back and was in love with the flavors! Looks gorgeous.

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