Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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These cute cupcakes topped with mini Kit Kats.

Chocolate Cupcake/Cake Recipe

Mix together:

*1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
*1 1/2 cups Sugar
*1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
*1/3 Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder
*1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
*1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Add the following to the above:

*2 1/2 ounce unsweetened Chocolate squares, melted
*1/2 cup Hot Water, add slowly
*1 teaspoon Vanilla
*2 large eggs, at room temperature adding one at a time in mixer
*1/2 cup Buttermilk

*Parchment Paper, cut out two 6 inches circles
*Cooking Spray, spray pans and parchment paper
*2 6x 2 inch Cake Pans, for Hot Tub Pig Cake

Pre-heat the oven to 350*F.

Mix the cake ingredients in a mixer starting on low speed then medium-low until all ingredients are blended together and smooth, being careful not to over mix.

Pour cake batter into cupcake cups or cake pans filling 2/3 of the way. place filled cupcake muffin tin or cake pans in the center of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done.

*Note: This recipe makes two 9 inch cakes or 24 cupcakes.

Chocolate Cake recipe adapted from Baking from the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro

Caramel Frosting

*1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
*1 1/2 Powder Sugar
*Pinch of Sea Salt
*1/4 Caramel Sauce/Ice Cream topping
*1 package mini Kit Kats

Cream together ingredients and use a pastry bag with the tip of your choice squeeze on frosting onto cooled chocolate cupcake and add a mini Kit Kat.

caramel buttercream recipe adapted from Chocolate Moosey

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Enjoy,

Jessica and Lindy

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