Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

  • Chocolate Cupcake:
  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • Popcornopolis Double Drizzle Caramel & Kettle Popcorn for garnish
  • Whipped Caramel Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  1. Make devil’s food cupcakes according to package directions and set them aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, caramel, sea salt, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Add heavy cream and whip until fluffy, about 3 minutes then set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream over medium heat until it reaches a gentle simmer - do not let boil. Once simmering, add chocolate chips and let sit for 2-3 minutes to melt. Mix with a whisk until smooth and set aside.
  4. To assemble, cut a small hole in the middle of each cupcake with an apple core or a small knife. Fill with 1-2 teaspoons of caramel sauce.
  5. Pipe whipped caramel frosting on each cupcake with a large piping tip. Drizzle chocolate ganache over the top of the frosting and top with 5-6 pieces of Popcornopolis Double Drizzle Caramel & Kettle Popcorn.
  6. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!