MSC #1: Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Soo... umm... yeah. I guess I should be completely honest. I didn't make these. I skipped the very first MS cupcake. I know that's really terrible of me, especially with it being the very first online baking club I've joined. But if I'm being honest, I just didn't like the cupcake. I mean no offense to Betty our founder, but it just wasn't up my alley. Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, especially in cupcake form, but the salted caramel was what sealed the deal even more. Caramel in small amounts or mixed into things properly, I can tolerate. But when salted and dolloped on top (and then added to chocolate), I cringe. I know this is strange, but it's me.

Really my biggest issue was the fact that no one in my house would eat them. My dad loves chocolate but would in no way have tried the salted caramel and my sister was pretty much the same. My mom and I are die hard vanilla fans, and even though we may have tried one or two, I couldn't justify making 56 minis!

I will tell you that I will most definitely participate in next month's bake which are zucchini-spice cupcakes. So I hope no one's too upset with me. In any case, please check out the other bloggers who did participate in this month's bake-along. You can find all the participants on EAT MY CUPCAKE's blog on the right.

10 comments:

  1. Tracey said...:

    Looking forward to seeing your treats next month! These were quite rich - definitely for chocolate lovers :)

  1. SUGAR B said...:

    Ahh well, you win some, you lose some. ;)

    I am looking forward to your Zucchini Spice cupcakes next month.

    It will be an interesting cupcake experimentation for me!

  1. AmyRuth said...:

    Yep, these were rich little bite sized morsels. Loved 'em but I love chocolate. The hint of fleur del sel was lovely. Light. Oh well, next week you will enjoy. See ya next week.
    AmyRuth

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I will definitely support your efforts in making the zucchini-spice cupcakes (buying ingredients, leaving you alone or not, answering your franctic phone calls at my work, etc.) But most importantly, I will eat them.

    Mom

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Oops, frantic not franctic.

    Mom

  1. Lauren K. said...:

    Yum, caramel-salted cupcakes sound delicious! If anyone has had the salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbucks, they will probably agree with me that this is actually a winning (and initially weird-sounding) combination.

  1. Erin said...:

    I love how high your frosting is! Sorry you didn't like them though :(

  1. Sherry G said...:

    Lauren, what's funny is.. that was the hot chocolate that turned me off from the concept of caramel and salt! I was at Starbucks, tried it, then returned it and asked for regular hot chocolate. I'm sure the barrista wasn't too happy with me...

  1. k.a.r.e.n said...:

    This was definitely a chocolatey-rich cupcake. Hope to see you at the next round!

  1. Mary said...:

    Make them and send them to me!

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