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Decadent Caramel Surprise Cupcakes

Caramel cupcakes with cream cheese/chocolate chip filling and chocolate buttercream frosting

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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Caramel Cake Mix
  • 1 can Duncan Hines Creamy Homestyle Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 pkg softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • pkg caramel square candy for garnish, if desired

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake as directed on package. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Pour batter into cups about 2/3 way. Spoon a small dollop of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each batter-filled cup, then cover with more batter. Bake as directed, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool. Tip to double size of your frosting - transfer frosting to a bowl and whip with electric mixer on medium speed for a few minutes until volume is almost doubled. Fill a pastry bag with frosting, using a star tip to pipe frosting in circular motion on top of each cupcake, bringing to a point. Top each cupcake with caramel square candy, if desired

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level smooth cake

level smooth cake

I wanted to share a modern baking idea. I found a lid by cake marvel that helps produce a level cake. Very inexpensive compared too other level cake products out there. I have tried it with my favorite cake mixes: Duncan Hines pineapple, and strawberry. I have used the wet strips, but still have too do some trimming to get the cake nice and flat for layering and icing.


old fashioned carrot cake

old fashioned carrot cake

Increase water in carrot cake mix by 1/4 cup. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained. Bake in 13x9 pan for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.





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