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!)