One of my favorite cupcake flavors – these chocolate toffee cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream are out of this world delicious! These rich chocolate cupcakes are made with crunchy toffee bits and more chocolate chips, my favorite buttercream, topped with more toffee and a drizzle of my ‘Homemade Caramel Sauce’. I’ve had this recipe on my website for years and I finally got around to updating the recipe and making a video for you! This recipe will make 24 regular cupcakes or 48 mini cupcakes.
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How to Make: Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes
I start this recipe off with a version of my ‘Perfect Chocolate Cake’ recipe. This is the same chocolate cake recipe I use for most of my cake recipes! It’s a no-fail, easy and very rich chocolate cake made with melted chocolate chips (which add moisture to the cake) and Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder. Using two types of chocolate makes the cake extra rich and chocolatey! To finish off the batter, I add in crunchy toffee bits and more chocolate chips! You can buy these Heath Toffee Bits (Amazon Affiliate link), or buy regular toffee and crush it into small bits.
Frosting & Garnishes
And nothing beats chocolate and caramel, so I used my ‘Salted Caramel Buttercream’ recipe to frost these Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes! I love this buttercream because it has so much flavor! I have a separate video recipe for this frosting so make sure to check out the recipe page and watch how it’s made! Make sure your cupcakes are completely cooled down before frosting them, otherwise the frosting will melt right off! I like to take the cupcakes out of the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.
To garnish the tops of these chocolate cupcakes, I use more toffee chips and my favorite, homemade caramel sauce. I also have a separate video recipe for this amazing sauce! It’s a great addition to this recipe and so easy to make, requiring just 6 ingredients! If you don’t have time to make your own caramel, a store-bought version will also work great!
Enjoyed this delicious dessert recipe? Check out some other options I have on my site!
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