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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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Soft cookies

Soft cookies

To make my snicker doodle cookies soft I cool them on paper towels rather than a cooling rack.


Brownie baking tip

Brownie baking tip

I know they always say for best results always follow the recommended cooking instructions but I always find if I bake my brownies at 325 for 25 min. instead of 350 for 30 min they come out much chewier, moist and fuggy . You always want to take your brownies out of the oven when they are still slightly gooey in the middle because they will continue to cook while cooling in the pan.





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