I would have to agree it does sort of look like a turtle, but even if it doesn't look like a turtle or not it is irrelevant! Because the combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans is amazing!
If you ever are in the Mid-West (where I am now!) and you are able to visit a Culvers they do a Turtle Sundae and it’s very good! It’s vanilla frozen custard topped with caramel sauce and chocolate sauce and topped with pecans!
I've based this cupcake on that. So, I have a chocolate cake, filled with caramel sauce, topped with vanilla buttercream, drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce and pecans!
100g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
140g golden caster sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter, room temp
120ml whole milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 170C and line your cupcake pan with 10 cupcake cases. Beat the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter until it’s a bit crumby! Combine the milk, egg, and vanilla together before gradually adding it to the crumby mixture. Once combined beat on high for a minute or two to make sure there aren’t any lumps and the mixture is smooth.
Using a trigger scoop fill each of the cupcake cases just about half way. Bake for 20-25 minutes. A skewer should come out clean. Leave to cool completely before using the Cupcake Corer to take out the middles and add about a teaspoon of the caramel to the middles. Put the sponge bit back in and top with the vanilla frosting!
250g icing sugar, sifted
80g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp whole milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
100g pecans, chopped
Beat the icing sugar and butter together until it's completely combined. Add the milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and at your desired constancy! Top each cupcake with the frosting before drizzling over the chocolate and caramel sauce and sprinkling the chopped pecans on top!
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