Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Caramel Buttercream

These delicious cupcakes were a hit with everyone.  The cake had a great flavor and texture and the buttercream was delicious, with just a hint of caramel.

Chocolate Cupcakes (adapted from Your Cup of Cake):

  • 1 Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (I used 3/4 tbs vinegar + milk)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp kahlua
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Combine cake mix and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix with a whisk.
  2. In a larger bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, kahlua and sour cream. Do not over mix.
  3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  4. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Vanilla Caramel Buttercream:

  •  butter (1 + 1/2 stick), softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese (1/2 container), softened
  • 2 Tbs Coffeemate Vanilla Caramel Creamer
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Gradually mix in 3 cups of powdered sugar until well combined (1/2 – 1 cup at a time).
  3. Add creamer and vanilla and mix.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar to reach desired consistency and taste.
  5. Pipe onto cupcakes.

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