10.07.2008

TWD: Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie (Cup) Cake



Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy picked a good one this week- Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake!

I decided to take the recipe and make cupcakes out of it to see how it would turn out. I knew if we had a whole brownie cake laying around it would be bad news for me & my husband (and besides, who doesn't want a cupcake?) :-)

The cupcakes turned out very nicely- except they were a tiny bit dry. I probably should have cut the baking time by 1-2 minutes (I baked them for about 25 minutes). The caramel took almost 20 minutes to make but was ferociously delicious! I can't wait to have an excuse just to make the caramel again!

One important tip I learned about caramel: just because the metal spoon that is sitting in caramel isn't hot, doesn't mean the caramel on the spoon won't burn the roof of your mouth off!

I made 3 different types of cupcakes: plain, caramel covered & peanut/caramel topped and the caramel only were the most popular. Really this was a great recipe, I'm so glad I made it into cupcakes, they were the perfect size! If you decide to make the cupcakes, fill the cups no more than half way because while baking the cupcakes will grow big time otherwise (unless you want huge cupcakes and there is no harm in that!)


9 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

You have to love cupcakes. Especially caramel covered ones that look that cute. Confession time though - I burnt my tongue on the caramel too :)

Jules Someone said...

Very cute. And delicious!

Tammy said...

ouch for your burned mouth!!! the ckaes looks great!

kim said...

your cupcakes look great! hehe, sometimes it's hard to stay away from the caramel, even if it is burning hot ;)

Peggy said...

LOVE the cupcake idea! Cute pic of you eating pizza at your wedding. I love when people do something out of the ordinary. Sorry about your burned mouth, that stuff was HOT.

Rigby said...

I also made cupcakes, but filled them too high! Glad you enjoyed the recipe :)

Marthe said...

I love that you made cupcakes, they look so cute! I did miniature bundtcakes.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Cupcakes are a great idea!

Barbara said...

Your cupcakes are darling!