Caramel Turtle Cupcakes Dessert Recipe Divine Lifestyle

Caramel Turtle Cupcakes

Caramel Turtle CupcakesCaramel Turtle Cupcakes

If you are looking for a chocolate turtle cupcakes recipe, turtle candy cupcakes, caramel turtle cupcakes or even homemade chocolate turtle cupcakes, then our turtle cupcake recipe will not disappoint.  We hope that you enjoy this Caramel Turtle Cupcakes recipe.

Caramel Turtle Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes


For the cupcakes

For the frosting

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 pound bag of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 3T heavy cream (you can use whole milk but NOT skim or 1%)
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

For the garnish

Caramel Turtle CupcakesDirections

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners.  Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt) and stir until mixed.
  3. Add the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Using a mixer on medium speed, beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in the cup of boiling water very slowly, stirring after each addition. Fill each cupcake liner ⅔ full.
  5. Bake 22-25 minutes (be sure to rotate your pans halfway through the baking process). Cupcakes are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool pans directly on wire racks for 20 minutes.
  7. For the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cream, salt and vanilla extract.  Beat on low speed until well incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat an additional 4-5 minutes. Frosting will be light and fluffy. If needed, add more cream to reach your desired consistency.

Assembly Directions

  1. Generously frost each cupcake with a pastry bag and decorating tip (or with the ziploc bag method). Let set for 30 minutes.
  2. Drizzle hot fudge topping over frosting. Drizzle caramel topping over the hot fudge topping. Place pecan half on top,

Whether you need chocolate turtle cupcakes or even turtle cheesecake cupcakes, this recipe is loved by all. We hope that you are inspired by these Caramel Turtle Cupcakes. Happy baking!

Caramel Turtle Cupcakes

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  1. judy gardner

    this sounds so good! i am sure it wouldnt be as good but i guess in a pinch you could use a dark chocolate cake mix if you were pressed for time. i love the icing – i always use buttercream on my cupcakes!

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