Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

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  • 30|min prep time
  • 1|hr|30|min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 18 servings

1
box (18.4 oz) Pillsbury™ Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
2/3
cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
3
eggs
2 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup caramel syrup
3
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup heavy whipped cream, if desired*
18
Hershey's® Mini Kisses® milk chocolates

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, vanilla, cayenne and eggs 50 strokes with spoon. Divide batter evenly among cups. In small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and granulated sugar. Sprinkle evenly over batter in cups.
  2. 2 Bake 17 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3 In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup of the caramel syrup and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. *For softer frosting, add whipping cream 1 tablespoon at a time for desired spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes; drizzle each with scant teaspoon caramel syrup. Top each cupcake with 1 milk chocolate candy. Store covered in refrigerator.

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