Salted Caramel Cupcakes
- one box of chocolate cake mix. bake according to package directions to produce 24 cupcakes.
- 1 cup caramel sauce
- 1/2 t sea salt
- crushed heath bar candy (optional) (I used mini chocolate chips)
I had high hopes for these cupcakes. I envisioned perfect little cakes, one with a candle for my baby's second birthday. However, my daughter had other plans.
I made the cupcakes on Friday. Saturday morning, I awoke to "cupcakes!" uttered in a delightful child's voice. It woke me up out of a dead sleep. I rushed in to the kitchen to discover my daughter on the counter. She had opened up the cupcake container and dumped the top layer over onto the bottom. She was licking the frosting off the stops. Frosting and caramel are everywhere. She turns to look at me and says" delicious, Mommy!" I grab her off and run to the bathroom to wash her hands. I cry for my husband to come help me clean up and salvage what we can. Princess had a time-out until I could stop shaking.
This is actually a cleaned-up version.
And these are the "display" cupcakes for the party. They were yummy and went fast. The moral of the story is don't expect picture perfect endings, but enjoy the weaving of the tale. Life is too short to wait 24 hours for salted caramel cupcakes.
Anyone else wake-up with cupcakes on the brain? Or maybe you have a wonderful story of your three year old climbing on the counter (with a chair, mind you)? Please tell me I'm not the only mother out-witted by her children.