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Dessert & Snack Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

Updated on April 9, 2017
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Cupcakes are something commonly made around my home, and it's no wonder with so many types of cupcakes that you can make; red velvet cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, cupcakes filled with jam, so many possibilities. Cupcakes can be made for many special occasions with unique cake designs and cupcake flavors to match.

These little Devil's Food cupcakes were frosted with a delicious whipped vanilla frosting and filled full of warm caramel, melted chocolate and chopped pecans.

These are very rich and not for the faint of heart! Just don't make the same mistake I did by placing these delicious treats on a black cake plate; it took away from the cupcake. Whereas if I had used a crystal serving platter it'd have turned out nicer. Live and learn

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Melt or Syrup

Now, you could go about this the slower method by melting chocolate in a double broiler to use in place of chocolate syrup or melting caramel pieces instead of syrup that you put on ice cream, but I find this method is faster.

I also find that the syrup method creates a richer flavor.

However, I do use real caramel and chocolate when baking a full turtle cake like this as using ice cream syrups would defeat the being frugal on a project so large.

Simply Designing with Ashley Phipps: How to Melt Chocolate for Dipping provides an excellent source for a melting chocolate tutorial if you really want to go that method.

Over at Coupon Clicking Cook there is a nice Funny Face Caramel Apple recipe that teaches how to melt caramel candies that can be used (and has been used by myself if I have time) for this recipe as well.

The syrup method is just for those in a hurry and want something fast!

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

5 stars from 3 ratings of Turtle Cupcakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: 12 cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil's Food Cake Mi
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • Pecan pieces
  • Chocolcate Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup

Preparation Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place white paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs.
  3. Fill each cup evenly then bake according to cake mix directions or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. While baking take your chocolate and caramel and mix together in a small bowl with half of your pecan pieces. Set aside.
  5. Once cupcakes are cool enough to hold, take a small knife and cut a dime size hole in the top, cutting down half way into the cupcake.
  6. Gently lift cake out and set aside (keep intact!). You will be left with a small hole.
  7. Taking a small teaspoon, slowly spoon a portion of the chocolate caramel and pecan mixture into the hole.
  8. Cork the hole with the the cake you removed earlier and gently press level across the top of your cupcake.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 on all the cupcakes.
  10. Smooth the fluffy, whipped vanilla frosting over the top of cupcakes. (A thick layer is best to avoid chocolate cake bits)
  11. Drizzle chocolate and caramel over the top of the cream cheese covered cupcake and then sprinkle remaining pecan bits on top of that.
  12. Enjoy!
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    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I am glad you find them enticing Derdriu! You are very welcome for the inclusion, you deserve it!

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      Derdriu 

      5 years ago

      Neinahpets, The caramel, frosting, and pecans sound particularly enticing!

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing (and for including me amongst the links), Derdriu

    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Barbara Kay! Oh I hope I don't cause you to late night eat. I'm glad you at least enjoyed reading about them!

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      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Great job on your hub. MMM. These make me hungry. It's 2 in the morning, so I'll have to think about something else.

    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Thanks very much tammyswallow!

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      Tammy 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      These look wonderful! The rainbow cupcake looks great too. Awesome hub!

    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      @ peachpurple: I hope it turns out well for you! Let me know if it was a success.

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      looks good and the best part is takes such a short time to bake. Thanks for the recipe. Will bookmark this page for the weekend baking. Voted up

    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      @girishpuri Thank you very much! I had fun making them with my lovely assistant (the hubby) to hold the cupcakes for me. God bless you as well!

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      Girish puri 

      5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very well presented hub supported with nice pictures and this sounds so yummy. god bless.

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