Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Icing Recipe

 Who doesn’t love cupcakes? I know I do. Cupcakes are a favorite for the kids and I in this house and we love to bake them as much as possible. I decided that I needed to make some stuffed cupcakes with caramel icing. They were a HIT! So yummy. I couldn’t get over how well they turned out and how easy they were to make! 

The cake is so fluffy and airy and beautiful and it pairs very well with the caramel as well! Together, the cupcakes and icing create a flavor explosion that can not be beat! Let’s just say after I made these, I had some people knocking on my door to try them, and once they had, they came back to see if i made more soon after. I started to feel like a cupcake factory, which is fine by me as I love to bake, so heck, I will bake some more!


 What surprised me was, Husband, who isn’t really much of a cake lover even gobbled these up and asked when I would be making more! Seriously, delicious!

The good thing about these cupcakes, is that they are generally easy to make but they taste like you baked all day! I really couldn’t get over how wonderful the icing was either. If you are a fan of caramel, then you will love the icing! 

I am going to make an apple bundt cake one day and use the icing while it is still warm as a drizzle over top. The possibilities are endless with this icing! 

So, let’s get baking! I hope you enjoy them. Come back and let me know what variations of ingredients you used and what you used to stuff these cupcakes with! 

Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Icing
A wonderful melt in your mouth chocolate cupcake, stuffed with your favorite caramel chocolate and topped with a creamy caramel icing.
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  1. 2 1/3 cups sugar
  2. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  6. 1 cup boiling water
  7. 1 Stick of melted unsalted butter
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 cup sour cream
  11. Favorite Chocolate (I used caramel filled)
For the Icing
  1. 1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  2. 1/3 cup of butter
  3. 1/3 cup Milk
  4. 1/2 tsp Salt
  5. 1 3/4 cups icing sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
For The Cupcakes
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees. Place cupcake liners in tin.
  2. Stir first 4 listed ingredients together in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the chocolate pieces in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the boiling water. Let sit for 3 mins. Using a whisk, whisk the water and chocolate mixture until it reaches a smooth consistency. Add the butter and the eggs, vanilla and sour cream and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  4. Gradually add the sugar mixture, making sure to whisk until smooth.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full with batter, Add Chocolate bar piece, cover with rest of the batter until batter is equally distributed among the liners.
  6. Bake for 15-20 Mins or until center feels firm.
  7. Completely Cool before icing.
For the Icing
  1. Add brown sugar, butter, milk and salt to a medium sized pot, bring to a boil. Stir frequently. Reduce heat and boil for 2 1/2 mins. Stir often.
  2. Remove mixture from heat and place in refrigerator, allowing the mixture to cool completely.
  3. Once Cooled Stir in icing sugar and vanilla and beat on low speed until mixture thickens enough to spread on cupcakes.
  4. Ice cupcakes and garnish with piece of chocolate.
  5. This was a really great, moist cake recipe combined with a fantastic icing and stuffed with your favorite chocolate. I chose a chocolate bar that has some caramel inside it because it pairs well with the caramel icing.



  1. Lori on January 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Caramel icing? Oh, my calorie target for the day was just ruined. I am going to try it with some french vanilla cupcakes this weekend. (And, bring them to Sunday dinner so they aren’t at our house tempting me!)

    Can you imagine paired with apple cake? delicious!

    • Ninja Mommers on January 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Mmm, Apple Cake with Caramel Icing Drizzle, Could use the caramel icing while it’s still warm instead of cooling it and use it to drizzle over an apple bundt cake…. Hmmmm… Thanks for the Idea!

  2. Monica on January 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Oh my, these look delicious! Chocolate + caramel = heaven!! I have pinned it to try when I am off my diet 🙂

    • Ninja Mommers on January 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      These will be an awesome after diet “reward!” Thanks for the Pin!

  3. Cheryl on January 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Oh my gosh – these look delicious! Now I want a cupcake for breakfast. There’s no better combo than chocolate and caramel.

    • Ninja Mommers on January 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      I love chocolate and Caramel! My Fave! 🙂

  4. Everything Mom and Baby on January 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    You had me at stuffed chocolate cupcakes! I’m pregnant over here…can you send me a box 😉

    • Ninja Mommers on January 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I would love to if I could figure out how to keep them tasty and send them! Yay to being pregnant! I remember the cravings… I didn’t crave anything too specific, or weird, but I ALWAYS wanted to eat.

  5. gingermommy on January 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I love chocolate and these look so creamy and delicious

    • Ninja Mommers on January 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      They were super! I Love chocolate too!

  6. Anca Prisacariu on January 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I really need to try this! looks yammy

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