Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup melted, cooled butter
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
Caramel Frosting
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 4 tablespoons caramel sauce (Ghirardelli)
  • 6 drops Caramel flavoring oil (LorAnns)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • additional caramel sauce
  • coarse salt
Instructions
  1. Beat sugar with eggs until completely combined.
  2. Add flour, milk, butter, oil, baking powder and vanilla.
  3. Mix until creamy.
  4. Bake at 325 for dark pans (350 for regular) for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Let cupcakes completely cool
  6. Caramel Frosting
  7. Cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
  8. Add cream, caramel sauce, caramel oil and salt and mix until smooth and creamy.
  9. Place frosting in a piping bag with a #2 tip and pip frosting on cupcakes.
  10. Drizzle caramel sauce over frosting and sprinkle on coarse salt.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/08/vanilla-bean-cupcakes-with-salted-caramel-frosting.html