Cakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Butter Cream and Chocolate Ganache

I make a lot of cupcakes. These little gems are by the far the ones that are requested the most by family and friends. They taste as good as any found in a bakery and will not cost you $3.75 per cupcake to produce.

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1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sour cream

Caramel Buttercream
Caramel
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp water
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tsp vanilla
3 sticks butter, softened
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Ganache
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips(use a good quality)
1 cup heavy cream
Heat oven to 325. Dissolve the cocoa into the boiling water, set aside. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy with an electric mixer. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and soda. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
405

Sodium
155mg
6% DV

Fat
26g
40% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
41g
14% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV

Put those overripe bananas to good use with the best recipe for Easy Banana Muffins! These simple, one-bowl, moist banana muffins are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack -- and they're freezer-friendly, too! Best of all, they rise high and have tall, puffy, sugar-coated domes. Add chocolate chips, nuts, or blueberries for the ultimate bakery-style treat!

3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 c mashed banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
coarse sugar
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Nutritions

Calories
205

Sodium
262mg
10% DV

Fat
0.55g
0% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV