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Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

These Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes are so sweet, moist and delicious! They’re a smooth caramel and chocolate masterpiece covered in crunchy toffee bits!Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

You guys. This cupcake is an absolute triumph. I’m just going to go ahead and tell you. This frosting rocks my face off. This cupcake was the hands down winner at our cupcake taste-testing party last week. We’d sampled three other cupcakes at this point, and fullness was starting to set in, but this was the one that had everyone’s eyes lighting up.

It’s a super soft, ultra rich, supremely decadent devils food cake cupcake, topped with a simple coffee caramel buttercream. Then it’s drizzled with chocolate and topped with Heath Toffee Bits. When I introduced this cupcake at the party, I just called it the “coffee caramel cupcake.” But the taste-testers renamed it the “Caramel Toffee Latte” cupcake, because they wanted me to assure you guys that it was a light, pleasant, creamy hint of coffee. It has almost a surprise element to it. The frosting is so good, and then wow! A whole other flavor comes at you. Anyway, this frosting just works, and personally, I believe it’s why cupcakes were invented. To get this frosting in my mouth as soon as humanly possible.

Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

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Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: About 15 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes are so sweet, moist and delicious! They’re a smooth caramel and chocolate masterpiece covered in crunchy toffee bits!

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Ingredients

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips

Coffee Caramel Buttercream

  • 5.5 oz (1/2 bag) Kraft Caramel Bits – I weighed mine, but I just measured it out and it’s exactly halfway between 3/4 cup and 1 cup over here.
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Pouring Sauce:

  • 2/3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 45 tablespoons water, warm

Instructions

For the Chocolate Cake

In a very large bowl, mix together everything except chocolate chips until well combined. Batter will be thick. Stir in the chocolate chips.

For the Coffee Caramel Buttercream

Stir instant coffee into heavy cream to dissolve. Over medium-low heat, cook caramel bits and heavy cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan for 3-5 minutes until the caramel bits are completely melted, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. Place the butter, sugar, milk, coffee caramel and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.

For the Chocolate Pouring Sauce:

Place chocolate and heavy cream in a glass or heat-proof bowl over set over simmering water. Let stand for 2-3 minutes without stirring to allow chocolate to melt. Whisk to combine, then add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking thoroughly after each addition until pouring consistency is reached.

For the Cupcake Assembly

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Fill each liner 2/3 full with cupcake batter. For STANDARD cupcakes, bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes. For MINI cupcakes, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, and freeze for 10 minutes. Drizzle pouring sauce onto cupcakes and top with Heath Toffee Bits.

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43 Responses
  1. JG

    These babies are to die for delicious! I made them today for my daughter’s Birthday dinner & we’ve already taste- tested more than what we should’ve, lol! ? If you love coffee & chocolate, these gems are for you! Thank you for posting! ?

  2. Jessie

    I tried this recipe tonight and it turned out well. I made one adjustment on the caramel buttercream frosting….added one extra cup of confectioners sugar. It still was not enough to frost all the cupcakes. The batter yielded 24 mini cupcakes and 12 standard cupcakes. This recipe is Definitely a keeper

  3. Suzanne

    I found them at my local grocery store. They are caramel bits. Made by Kraft. Actually just Krsft Caramels formed into small balls. You could probably use the regular caramels if you can’t find the others.

  4. Evelyn

    Dying to make your cupcakes this weekend but can’t find the caramel chips….Help!! Are they similar to chocolate or butterscotch chips???
    Thanks for the great idea!!!

  5. Janine

    I made these yesterday for a party. They were a huge hit. The chocolate cupcake is truly the best chocolate cake EVER!! Thanks.

  6. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

    These cupcakes are absolutely mouthwatering! I’m so delighted with this recipe so I’ve featured it on my blog! I hope you don’t mind that! If you don’t agree ,please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.

  7. Wendy

    Hi there….
    I was thinking of making these for a bake sale benefiting breast cancer research. One questions, do we need to keep the cup cakes refrigerated with the buttercream frosting?
    Thank you!
    Wendy

  8. Amanda

    I just made these tonight and my husband says”I think I can honestly say these have the perfect amount of everything”! These are amazing!

  9. Phoebe H

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hosted my sister-in-law’s 40th birthday party and made three different cupcakes from your cupcake recipes: the caramel coffee latte cupcakes, s’mores cupcakes and decadent mousse-filled snickers cupcakes. They were all verrrrry good, but the caramel coffee latte cupcakes were the hands-down winner!

  10. Kristina Vanni

    Oh goodness, my mouth is watering! I love how you used a bit of sour cream in the cake mix. I am sure it makes the cupcakes unbelievably moist and rich!

  11. Wendy C

    We don’t live too far away (in Bama) and we have plenty of room, would you and Kevin just come an live with us…my husband and kids won’t mind I promise! Pretty please? With cupcakes (that you bake) on top?

  12. Southern Gal

    I have tried so hard to avoid coming here this week. I really have. Now you’ve done it. You know I made the layered brownie, Oreos, cookie thing for my mom’s birthday last week. I was doing so well on my diet, too. Today is my daughter’s birthday and Monday is my son’s. Is this ever going to end??

  13. Choc Chip Uru

    Something I could actually fall in love – your creativity is a never ending gift and I respect you immensely for it :)
    To a 16 yr old amateur you are baking gods
    Thank you

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Amanda they just keep getting better and better! I love this week! Some bloggers have been doing red velvet weeks or soup weeks or smoothie weeks, or whatever…but you definitely have the right idea :)

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