Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

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This chocolate turtle cupcake has everything. It’s a chocolate cupcake with a pocket of caramel sauce tucked inside, and on top of that is caramel buttercream with some sprinkled brown sugar pecans and to finish everything off . . . drizzled caramel and chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

This chocolate turtle cupcake has everything. It’s a chocolate cupcake with a pocket of caramel sauce tucked inside, and on top of that is caramel buttercream with some sprinkled brown sugar pecans and to finish everything off . . . drizzled caramel and chocolate sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted (*see note)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel Sauce (to fill cupcake hole):
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • Caramel Buttercream:
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • Brown Sugar Pecans:
  • 1cup pecans
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 salt
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