Chocolate-Caramel Crumb Cupcakes

One bite, and you'll taste the surprising creamy caramel filling in these lusciously rich cupcakes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 18

Ingredients

1/2
cup caramel ice cream topping
4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
1
box (19.5 oz) Pillsbury® Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
1/4
cup baking cocoa
2/3
cup mini chips semi-sweet chocolate
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons butter, softened
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
1/3
cup sour cream
3
eggs
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups (2 3/4x1 1/4 inches). In small bowl, beat caramel topping and cream cheese with wire whisk until smooth; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together brownie mix, cocoa and chocolate chips. Remove 2/3 cup brownie mixture to another small bowl; stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, butter and pecans until crumbly.
  • 3 To remaining brownie mixture, add 1/3 cup brown sugar, oil, sour cream and eggs; stir 50 strokes with spoon. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Spoon about 1 tablespoon caramel mixture onto center of batter in each cup. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over tops.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near edge comes out almost clean (center will be soft). Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    26g
    26%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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