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Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
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A spiced pumpkin cupcake topped with salted caramel frosting, Rolos™, pecans and more caramel is the perfect autumn treat. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

2 containers Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ vanilla frosting
1/2 cup salted caramel sauce (or regular caramel sauce)

24 Hershey’s™ Rolos™ chocolates, unwrapped, quartered
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup salted caramel sauce (or regular caramel sauce)
Coarse sea salt, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl ,mix frosting and 1/2 cup caramel sauce with spoon until well blended. Spoon frosting into large resealable freezer plastic bag; partially seal. Cut off bottom corner of bag. Pipe frosting on outside edge of cupcake and spiraling up toward centre. Decorate with 4 Rolos™ pieces and 1 teaspoon pecans. Repeat steps to frost and decorate with each cupcake.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, drizzle 1/4 cup caramel sauce on cupcakes and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • To toast pecans, heat the oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in an ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
  • The frosting in this recipe sets up quickly - top with Rolo™ pieces and nuts after piping each cupcake.
  • You can freeze leftover pumpkin in an airtight container for your favourite recipes. Just thaw and stir before adding.
  • Trademarks referred to herein are the properties of their respective owners.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 cupcakes
Calories
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14
Saturated Fat
5
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
35
Sodium
260
Dietary Fiber
0
Protein
2
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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