Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chocolate and Caramel Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Whewww!!!!!! That is one long name for a little thing and I am tired from typing it ;) . These cupcakes are soft , moist , chocolatey , caramely ...... I could go on and on and on describing it coz it's just that good and the frosting is just yummy . It's just chocolate ganache whipped up to give a nice fluffy smooth frosting , it's just too good so here goes..................


1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 and 3/4 baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup canola oil or any flavorless vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup nestle caramel treat or caramel topping

for the frosting

200 gms dark chocolate chopped
1 cup whipping cream


Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl .
Mix all the wet ingredients together except for the caramel topping .
Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it well till you get a smooth mixture .
Now fold in  the caramel topping into the batter . Don't over mix it .
Grease or line the cupcake tin.
Bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 15-20 min or till the tops are springy to the touch .
Meanwhile make the ganache by heating the whipping cream in the microwave for 1 min .
Add the chopped chocolate in the hot cream and stir it till you get a smooth mixture.
Now keep it aside to cool.
When the ganache is cooled whip it using a beater till stiff .
Pipe the whipped ganache onto the cooled cupcakes and enjoy :D.


  1. OMG OMG OMG these are so delicious! I love caramel and you've put them into a chocolate cupcake YUMMY!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Oh YUM! That looks to die for, I can never ever resist caramel and chocolate :)

  3. This is a long name .. yes :)) But it looks delicious and beautifully frosted!

  4. Oh, boy...these look AMAZING!!! Adding caramel to the batter is a fabulous idea and you've iced these to perfection!

  5. Shabs-I don't usually make cupcakes...but if I did, this would be the most amazing recipe I would follow. Love the caramel addition to the batter, and the whipped chocolate swirls are so yummy, and so pretty the way you swirled them...a keeper, for sure:DDD

  6. It would be wrong to make a giant bowl of this frosting and eat it without the cake right? :)

  7. Your pictures are gorgeous! These sound like perfect little cupcakes, love love love the chocolate and caramel with whipped chocolate ganache... yum!!

  8. wow looks so dainty...and caramely flavor is to die for any day...whipped up such a delish delite Shikari!!!!

  9. I love long names for things - especially when they look as good as this!