#63) Caramel Cocoa Cakes

OMG! These things are amazing! Not to toot my own horn, but wow! I came home to visit the fam yesterday so of course my brother was immediately asking for Peanut Butter Balls, but you know me, I always want to try something new :) So he said if I could get caramel inside a chocolate cupcake he would love me... He obviously doesn't realize just how easy this is! :) And what goes best with chocolate cupcakes then chocolate ganache???

Cocoa Cupcakes


1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla


-Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with papers.
-Sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
-Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
-Divide into muffin tins (about 18).
-Bake for 20 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.



1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
6 tbsp butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk


-Bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Whisk until crystals are dissolved.
-Boil syrup until an amber colour begins to take form.
-Add butter. Whisk.
-Remove from heat and count to five. Add milk slowly, whisking.
-Let cool for at least one hour.



1 cup chocolate
3/4 cup heaving whipping cream
2 tbsp butter


-Put chocolate in steel bowl.
-Heat cream and butter over medium heat.
-Pour hot cream mixture over chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes.
-Stir until smooth.


-Using a serrated knife at an angel, cut a cone out of the top of each cooled cupcake.
-Fill the hole with cool caramel and ganache.
-Replace cone.
-Top with ganache.


  1. I am going to have to make these! They look wonderful!

  2. oh god! these must be super super yummy :)

  3. Mmm your brother sounds like he knows his desserts!!

  4. What a lovely dessert. Look at all that Gooey Goodness!

  5. april - plz let me know how they come out for u :)

    snooky - super delicious!!!!

    cupcake - he has a good sweet tooth, thats for sure!

    eliana - they were so gooey that licking your fingers was a requirement, not that anyone needed to be convinced to do it lol