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Chocolate-Caramel Crumb Cupcakes

Chocolate-Caramel Crumb Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 18
One bite, and you'll taste the surprising creamy caramel filling in these lusciously rich cupcakes.
Updated March 25, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Carole Holt
Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
26g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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