Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 19, 2014

Top your favorite Chocolate Cupcakes with some sweet Caramel Toffee Frosting! Bring these to your next bake sale or bbq and I bet they will be gone quickly!

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My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

I go through stretches of making lots of cupcakes, then months of no cupcakes ever.

Does anyone else have dessert swings like me?

Some months we eat cookies every night. Some months it’s all about rice krispie treats. And some months I seem to make a lot of cupcakes.

One thing is pretty constant. My favorite chocolate cupcake recipe as the base. I’ve tried lots of different versions, but why change something delicious? These don’t dome up like a traditional boxed mix…instead they keep a pretty flat top. Which is fine since I like to pile on the frosting!

I made this recipe months ago. My daughter was having her birthday party and she wanted some cupcakes (of course)! I tend to try out new recipes in situations like this. I made a  batch of my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. Then I made two flavors of frosting. The first was this Butterfinger frosting (YUM). And the second was this creamy caramel frosting topped with toffee and chocolate chips!

My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

And that is today’s recipe. I added caramel sauce (I used caramel ice cream topping) to my standard buttercream frosting. Once piped high onto the cupcakes, I added some Heath toffee bits and mini chocolate chips!

Then I decided they needed more caramel. Cause more caramel is ALWAYS a good idea!

I think you might want to make these for your next potluck. I’m pretty sure that your friends and family will thank you. With their mouths full of cupcakes!

My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

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Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 batch chocolate cupcake recipe, prepared and cooled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp caramel sauce (I use caramel ice cream topping)
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Heath toffee bits
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • caramel sauce, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare and cool chocolate cupcakes according to directions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, 3 Tbsp caramel sauce, milk and powdered sugar on medium high speed for about 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Top immediately with toffee bits and mini chocolate chips. Add a drizzle of caramel if desired.
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Librarian Lavender June 19, 2014 at 7:33 am

This looks so great! And very festive! I can’t wait to try this recipe, I love your blog!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

Awww thanks!! Thanks for always stopping by with a sweet comment :)
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DessertForTwo June 19, 2014 at 7:45 am

I want to swing my face into this. Does that count? hehe ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

Totally counts!!
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How to Philosophize with Cake June 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

Those look awesome! Love the caramel toffee frosting! :)
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Cookbook Queen June 19, 2014 at 7:56 am

THAT FROSTING!!! *swoon*
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janelle June 19, 2014 at 8:31 am

this is my kind of cupcake. I love caramel, and toffee, so I would love this. will have to put on the to bake list!
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Stephanie @ Plain Chicken June 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

YUM! I love all the flavors in these cupcakes! I just bought some caramel sauce – guess I *have* to make these this weekend!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

Yes, you must!!
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Merry Jennifer June 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

Oh, these look amazing. I love the flavor combination that you used.
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Marly June 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

Holy mother of cupcakes, these Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Toffee look divine!

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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

Thank you :)
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marcie June 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

I’m in a super crazy salted caramel stretch right now, and these cupcakes would definitely satisfy my craving for at least a day. haha These look delicious, and I love the toffee addition!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

I feel like I could live on salted caramel. Sweet. Salty. Just perfect!
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Mir June 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I love this frosting kick you’re on! Can’t wait to read the cookbook!
Toffee is just the best. I’d love to drizzle some salted caramel all over these!
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Shaina June 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Caramel is, indeed, ALWAYS a good idea. Your cupcakes are adorable!
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain June 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Mmmm caramel toffee frosting. I could go for just a tub of that right now and a spoon please! ;) JK but not really.
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

I may or may not have saved some frosting in the bowl. To dip apples with. Balance.
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Chloe @ foodlikecake June 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

This frosting looks amazing!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Seriously drooling over that frosting!
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen June 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Total dessert obsesser over here!! Can’t help myself for me it’s often layer cakes, cheesecake or cookies/bars. Love this caramel toffee frosting- BRING ON THE CARAMEL!!
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Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes June 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I would seriously lick the frosting off those 3 cupcakes, and then spoon the rest into my mouth… sounds incredible!!!
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Anna (Hidden Ponies) June 21, 2014 at 1:32 am

That frosting sounds amazing! I love cupcake kicks :)
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Ashton June 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

Toffee is my kryptonite!! This is SO pinned and on my to-make list!! :)
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Mary Frances June 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

Caramel IS always a good idea! Along with toffee and cupcakes … win win all around!
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Kayla June 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I love these, they are so cute! And the drizzle, wow, a wonderful touch :)
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Trish - Mom On Timeout June 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

Oh my gosh I LOVE toffee! And that drizzle…yum! These cupcakes are total perfection Aimee! Pinning, sharing, stumbling, loving!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

Thanks for all the sharing Trish!!!

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Jessica @ Sweet Menu June 23, 2014 at 2:53 am

Wow gorgeous! Love these pretty cupcakes. Anything with caramel, toffee and chocolate has my vote!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

Thank you so much!!

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel June 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

Caramel, toffee and chocolate — this flavor trio can do no wrong! Pinned.
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I’M CUHRAAAZY about these cupcakes-esp. that frosting!!!!!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog June 26, 2014 at 11:29 am

I’m loving the term “dessert swings.” Yes, I’m always craving one thing every single night for at least a week. These cupcakes look so good.

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aimee @ shugarysweets June 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Thank you Jennie :)

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Jocelyn@Brucrewlife June 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I love everything about these cupcakes! :) Next time we get together you have to bring me a dozen(or 2!) of these!!

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