Recipe courtesy of Mary Sarain
Show: Cupcake Wars
Episode: San Diego Zoo
Salted Caramel Cupcake
Total:
55 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
24 regular or 48 mini cupcakes
Level:
Easy
Total:
55 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
24 regular or 48 mini cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Optional Garnishes:
Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

Directions

Optional Garnishes:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F in a convection oven). Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners (24 regular size or 48 mini size). 

Using a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the sour cream, baking soda, salt and eggs until combined. Scrape out the insides of the vanilla bean. Add the vanilla and granulated sugar to the egg mixture. Mix until combined. 

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with 1 cup water. With mixer set to a low speed, alternate adding the water and butter, with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue mixing until well combined. 

Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full with the batter. Bake until golden brown and baked through, 22 minutes for regular size and 16 minutes for mini size. Cool the cupcakes completely. Frost with the Caramel Buttercream Frosting. Garnish if desired.

Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

Using a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter and beat until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese and beat until fully incorporated and smooth. Reduce the speed and add the powdered sugar a little at a time. Mix until fully incorporated. Add the caramel sauce to the buttercream mixture. 

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Caramel Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ann Byrn

Go-To Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Coq Au Vin

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Pecan Coconut Brittle Crumble and Caramel Swiss Buttercream

Recipe courtesy of Rebecca Clanton|Nicole Costa

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcake

Recipe courtesy of Natasha Kuo

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Isaac Carter

Chocolate-Orange Cake With Salted Caramel

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Salted Caramels

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking