If happiness had a face, it would’ve been like a cupcake! My love for cupcakes is never-ending and this is the reason that I try to play with the flavors in the frosting to give it my signature taste every time. Well, as I love eating cupcakes when I am having a cup of coffee, I thought of mixing these both to make something delicious. That is when I first tried my Mocha sea salt cupcakes.
To add a little bit of sweetness, I tried adding caramel sauce in the frosting and it turned out to be the most delicious frosting I have ever tasted.
With cupcakes, I always have a rule: No matter how average the cupcake is itself; the frosting must be top-notch to make the people fall in love with you and your cooking. I don’t mean that I don’t bake good cupcakes, the cupcake recipe that I am about to tell you makes the most amazingly moist and yummy cupcakes without any extra effort.
Here are step-by-step instructions to make your scrumptious caramel-mocha-se salt cupcakes:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
In a large heatproof bowl mix cocoa with 2 cups of boiling water. Stir it until the mixture is smooth. Set aside to let it cool completely.
In another bowl, beat the softened butter with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Add sugar in the creamy butter gradually and mix it.
Now add eggs one at a time while continuously beating the butter mixture. Pour in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa mixture. Mix the batter with an electric mixer.
Add the melted chocolate and mix with a spatula.
In a muffin tray, place paper baking cups and pour the batter in each cup filling two-thirds of the cups. Place the muffin tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes and then let them cool at room temperature.
For the frosting take a bowl and add softened butter, cocoa powder, salt, and powder sugar. Beat these ingredients until they reach a creamy consistency (Beat at low speed).
Now add whipping cream, coffee, and caramel sauce and beat at a high setting until creamy.
Pour the frosting in a piping bag and swirl on the top of your cupcake. Drizzle a few sea salt flakes on the top.
Serve and enjoy!