Frugal Foodie Mama: Pinspiration in the Kitchen: Salted Caramel Goodness

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pinspiration in the Kitchen: Salted Caramel Goodness

My tasty obsession this week started with one little recipe showing up in my inbox- A recipe for a Salted Caramel Sauce from The Brown Eyed Baker- Get the recipe here.  I spent a half hour one evening last week and concocted my own batch of the sauce, and it has been sinful madness after since.  

First, I added it to my morning lattes.  Then, I drizzled it over vanilla yogurt sprinkled with chocolate chips and pecans (a turtle yogurt sundae!).  And then The Brown Eyed Baker had to go and put out a sister recipe for the Salted Caramel Sauce- Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes (Click here for the recipe.)  I decided that I had to make these for the family barbecue my husband and I were hosting for Memorial Day.  

These cupcakes were amazing!  The chocolate cupcake itself was nice and moist.  The salted caramel frosting?  To. Die. For. I actually made cinnamon roll dough in my bread machine this week just so I could spread my leftover frosting all over them.  I definitely could not let it go to waste! ;)  Side note: This was my first attempt at making what I call "pretty" cupcakes.  You know, with a fancy tip and a not so fancy bag (I used a gallon sized plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off).  And I was pretty pleased with the results.  Never again will I be sloppily smearing frosting onto a cupcake with a butter knife!
I will say I added WAY more than the recommended amount of salted caramel sauce to the frosting.  Like maybe twice as much? ;)  I just kept tasting the frosting and adding in more sauce until it had the caramel flavor that I wanted.  

To go directly to the Salted Caramel Sauce for repinning, click here-
For the Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes, click here-