Okay, so today we were cleaning out the pantry and found a gf chocolate cake mix.
Now, let me be upfront, I'm trying to use let 'packaged' products in my life and I love exploring and doing from scratch recipes, but let's be honest. I have a life, hormones, and the periodic need for a quick cupcake that tastes like sin. My go-to almond flour chocolate espresso cake is grand, but doesn't lend itself to cupcakes.
So we looked in the fridge.
We had cream, pecans, some salted caramel sauce (part 2 will be how to make salted caramel sauce to keep in the fridge because OMG, you never know when in the month you might need caramel on hand.
So, make your cake batter according to the recipe. Mine took 3 eggs, a stick of melted butter, and a cup of water.
Then, if you're me, eject your beaters into your batter. *sigh*
Cook as per instructions. (this one is easy to type out)
Now, let them cool for just a few minutes and poke nice sized holes in the top with a chopstick.
Pour in slightly warmed up salted caramel in the holes. (And by slightly, say, 10 seconds in the microwave?)
This is what they look like filled.
Then, make penuche frosting and sprinkle with pecans (penuche frosting will be part 3)
Look at the numniness...
These are absolutely delicious. I mean, like I Bought Them At A Bakery delicious.