|I have to admit, frosting is not my strength!|
I made this sweet treat after seeing that we have a pack and a half of butterscotch morsels in the pantry. And because I was
I adapted and tweaked the frosting recipe from here.
What you need:
boxed cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent cake mix)
1/3 cup Canola oil
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
For the frosting:
2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature, divided)
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare cake according to package directions. Add 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels to the batter. Place in baking cups and bake for around 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the frosting.
|Sift your sugar!|
Beat the mixture on medium speed for around 10 minutes. Pour in vanilla extract, then add the remaining butter, one tablespoon at a time, making sure that each addition has been incorporated. In a steady stream, add in the confectioner's sugar and beat for another minute or so. If the frosting is not firm enough for piping, cover and refrigerate for around 30 minutes or until firm enough to pipe.
To assemble the cupcake, place frosting in a piping bag with the tip of your choice (I used WIlton's 1M Swirl tip). Frost the cupcake and top with candy sprinkles. Enjoy!
|Hubby couldn't wait and ate one before I could even frost it!|
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. I used boxed cupcake mix for this recipe, but feel free to make yours from scratch! I recommend this chocolate cake recipe, especially if you like dark!
2. If you don't have piping bags, just use a resealable bag and cut one corner. Voila! Instant piping bag.
3. Don't forget to refrigerate your frosted cupcakes! (The frosting will "melt" if you just leave it sitting on the counter).