Turtle Cupakes & OXO Good Grips Giveaway!! (closed)


In the USA we have this caramel pecan chocolate that is called a Turtle. It’s called a “turtle” because when DeMet’s Candy Company created the delicious chocolate treat one of the workers pointed out that it looked like a turtle!

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!

Seems like a lot, but it’s totally worth it! Trust me!



Turtle Cupcakes

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
1 egg
¼ tsp vanilla extract
caramel

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!

vanilla frosting:

250g icing sugar, sifted
80g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp whole milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
100g pecans, chopped
chocolate sauce
caramel sauce

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!


To help me make these cupcakes I used an OXO Good GripsTrigger Scoop to fill my cupcake liners, an OXO Good Grips CupcakeCorer to take out the middle of the cupcakes, and an OXO Good Grips CupcakeIcing Knife to ice my cupcakes!

If you would like a chance to win these items so you can make these cupcakes at home follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck! I look forward to reading your comments! 

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notes: In association with OXO Good Grips, please see my contact/policy page above for further information! Recipe is adapted from the hummingbird bakery cookbook

265 comments:

  1. Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes

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  2. I'd make orange and lemon cupcakes

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  3. Rose Water Cupcakes with Vanilla icing and homemade little flowers on the top.

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  4. I love coffee but probably blueberry would be more popular with my family

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  5. Lemon Drizzle

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  6. Brownie cupcakes

    Kay panayi

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  7. Blueberry with cream cheese icing:)

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  8. red velvet cupcakes with a salted caramel topping

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  9. vanilla with a strawberry jam filling!

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  10. chocolate cup cakes yum yum

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  11. Green Tomato & Fig Cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and sliced figs-superb!!!!!

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  12. The Turtle cake sounds like a fantastic recipe: think we might bake some for our coffee morning in support of Macmillan in September!

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  13. Lemon drizzle (Comment: Heather Macklin)

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  14. Vanilla
    Claire D

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  15. chocolate has to be chocolate with chocolate icing

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  16. BLUEBERRY
    olga carpenter

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  17. Blueberry Vegan Cupcakes!

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  18. Peanut butter, yum! There goes the diet lol

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  19. Recently found a recipe for spiced cupcakes which came out really well so I'd give them another go first.

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  20. Chocolate is a favourite in our family.

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  21. I've just discovered rhubarb and custard cupcakes - I'd definitely be baking these!

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  22. Vanilla, because thats the only thing in my cupboard to use

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  23. Red velvet with chocolate buttercream :)

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  24. PEPPERMINT

    KATHY D

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  25. I'd be making your Turtle Cupcakes recipe from the top of the page - can't wait to try them :-)

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  26. STRAWBERRYS AND CREAM X

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  27. Peanut Butter :)

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  28. Christine Shelley4 August 2014 at 09:31

    chocolate and buttercream

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  29. I would like to me Banoffee Cupcakakes first.

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  30. I'm torn between lemon and chocolate because I love both - guess I'd have to make both then.

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  31. Raspberry and White Chocolate

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  32. I would love to bake a cupcake-incorporating Coconut into a recipe as this is by far my favorite flavor-so lush :) x

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  33. white chocolate and banana

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  34. I would like to see if I could make carrot cake cupcakes

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  35. Cream cheese chocolate fudge cupcakes

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  36. i love nuts almonds or walnuts so anything with those in would be great xxx

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  37. Raspberry and white chocolate
    Felicity kelly

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  38. Christina Brown6 August 2014 at 17:40

    Dark chocolate and raspberry!

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  39. Triple salted caramel cupcakes!!

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  40. Snickers inspired cupcakes - chocolate cake with cream cheese and peanut butter frosting :-)

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  41. Peanut butter - yum!

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  42. Ooh that's a difficult one... Chocolate, chocolate orange or Oreo! Mmm...

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  43. laura jayne bates15 August 2014 at 18:08

    lemon drizzle and golden syrup

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  44. chocolate chip! @Amezeylady

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  45. Jaffa Cake cupcakes with an orange jelly filling and a chocolate topping

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  46. red velvet cupcakes

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  47. red velvet cupcakes - delicious

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  48. For me just plain vanilla flavour to begin with.

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  49. ooh chocolate :-)

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  50. a strawberry shortcake one for the kids and a mocha one for the adults with a nice chocolate coffee core

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  51. Rum 'n Raisin I think. Ooh the smell.

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  52. the turtle cupcakes. they look delicious

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  53. Orange with choc chips
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  54. Peanut butter ones

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  55. Simple Vanilla Cupcakes. White chocolate on top with grated fresh strawberries!

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  56. strawberry and milk chocolate

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  57. chocolate!
    Helen booth

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  58. I would make some chocolate ones with marshmallow decoration!

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  59. Lemon with a lemon curd filling and buttercream icing

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  60. salted toffee and chocolate cupcakes

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  61. Gin and Tonic cupcakes
    Victoria B

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  62. caramel filled with baileys buttercream

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  63. red velvet with vanilla buttercream!

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  64. Gabrielle Powell28 August 2014 at 10:55

    chocolate and vanilla

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  65. Chocolate then...hmm, chocolate :) @JamieGalcomps

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  66. Hmmmm so many but I think I'd try red velvet

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  67. chocolate with extra chocolate filling

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  68. chocolate cupcakes
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  69. has to be chocolate cupcakes

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  70. Lemon meringue
    @kvj874

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