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Start the party! The chocolate cupcakes are here! A popular item on the bakery shelf, chocolate cupcakes please young and old alike. Enjoy your very own mini-cake with frosting, sprinkles, fruity or creamy filling, or a liqueur-flavored glaze.

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By CandyH

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (42 Votes)
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Servings 24
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 55

  • CARAMEL FILLING:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (2-sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • CARAMEL FROSTING:
  • 4 1/2 to 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

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Chocolate cupcakes topped with a caramel frosting, drizzled with caramel sauce and sprinkling of chopped pecans

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  • 1 teaspoon Morton salt
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  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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