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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18 Responses to “Samoas Rice Krispies Treats”

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    Monica — February 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    If Carlos claims this is the best thing you have ever made … I might have to make them tonight!

    • beantownbaker — February 10th, 2014 @ 9:57 am

      Let me know if you do. I was seriously SHOCKED when he said that.

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    erin — February 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

    OH. MY. LORD.

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    Aimee@shugarysweets — February 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah, I can see why these are the best ever!!!! Love Samoas!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — February 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I grew up calling them Samoas and didn’t like them when I was selling them, but have since grown to love them. Great twist on a traditional rice krispie treat!

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

      I can’t tell if the naming thing is regional or not. I know people who grew up in Indiana like me who call them Samoas. They’ll always be Caramel Delites to me.

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    Dina — February 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    they look sooooo good!

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    vanillasugarblog — February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Sharing these in my friday link roundup!
    Everyone needs to see these!

    • beantownbaker — February 13th, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing them!!

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    oh jeez. caramel de lites here, too 🙂 these sound killer!

    • beantownbaker — February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      You’re the first person I’ve met who calls them Caramel de Lites too!

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    Shikha @ Shikha la mode — February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve been wondering why they aren’t always called Samoas!

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    stephanie — March 18, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Are the pecans there for the Samoa flavor or just an extra addition?

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2014 @ 8:03 am

      They add some texture but you could leave them out if you wanted.

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    Justin — March 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Awesome recipe! Let me provide a little insight to the naming of the cookies (Caramel deLights vs Samoas my wife is a girl scout troop leader). The girl scouts rely on a few bakeries to produce their cookies. Caramel deLights are made by one bakery, while Samoas are made by another.

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    Erin — April 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Just made these – very tasty, but I had a lot of trouble with the caramel layer. It hardened so much, I couldn’t cut the squares. I had to heat them up a bit to cut through the caramel, and then they got rather sticky and did not cut cleanly. Followed directions exactly, not sure what went wrong…

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    Shannon C — May 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    On Sunday nights, my hubby leads a college-age Bible study group and I use the kids/young adults as my guinea pigs for trying new recipes. I made these yesterday and they LOVED them. Thank you for the recipe!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      So glad these were a hit for you! This has become my most frequently made and requested recipe that I’ve made.

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