Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes

Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes are perfect little treats for kids and adults alike.

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If you spent as much time visually devouring desserts on the internet as I do, you’re bound to come across recipes that draw your interests every now and then.

Turtle Chocolate Layer Cake was one such recipe. A moist chocolate cake sandwiched with caramel and topped of with pecans? Sounded fascinating. But I wasn’t ready to bake an elaborate layer cake. So I ended up making what most deconstructed cakes result into – cupcakes. These Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes are simple to put together and look damn elegant!  

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Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe – Printable Recipe

Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 large or 10 medium cupcakes
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 1 and ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cup Granulated Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon plain White Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil or Melted Butter
  • ¾ cup Water (adjust for consistency)
Buttercream
  • ¼ cup Butter (softened, at room temperature)
  • ⅓ cup Powdered Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Caramel Sauce
Others
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mixed Nuts - chopped
  • Turtle candies
Notes
  • Using granulated sugar gives the cupcakes a texture that is suited for this recipe.. But you can use powdered sugar for a smoother texture too.
Instructions
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line cupcakes molds with liners.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. Add the wet ingredients - oil / melted butter, vanilla extract, vinegar and water.
  4. Mix everything well to form a smooth batter with no lumps.
  5. Fill the molds half-full with the batter.
  6. Bake at 160C for 25 minutes or until the cupcakes are fully cooked through.
  7. Remove the pan and let the cupcakes cool completely.
Caramel Vanilla Buttercream
  1. Add powdered sugar and caramel to soft butter. Beat the ingredients together to form a smooth and creamy mixture. If the mixture is too loose / melting, chill it for 10 minutes.
Making the Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Add the caramel vanilla buttercream to a zip-lock bag or piping bag and snip off the edge.
  2. Pipe it out onto the cupcakes.
  3. Drizzle some caramel sauce and top it off with mixed nuts, chocolate chips or chopped turtle candies.
  4. Chill for 15-20 minutes and serve.
Notes
  1. This stays good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator but best eaten on the same day.

Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe – Step by Step Pictures

Step 1: Make the Chocolate Cupcakes (Use this recipe or any one of your liking)

Let the chocolate cupcakes cool completely.
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Step 2: Make the Caramel Sauce following this recipe (can be done ahead of time – or use ready-made caramel sauce)

Step 3: Make the Caramel-flavored Vanilla Buttercream
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Step 4: Add the buttercream to a piping bag or ziplock bag and cut off  the edge
Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe | How to make eggless Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes from scratch with step by step recipe | Foodomania.com

Step 5: Pipe out some frosting on the chocolate cupcakes. Add some caramel sauce, mixed chopped nuts and chocolate chips to decorate.
Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe | How to make eggless Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes from scratch with step by step recipe | Foodomania.com

Step 6: Chill the cupcakes for at least 30 minutes to let the buttercream set. Serve fresh!
Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe | How to make eggless Turtle Chocolate Cupcakes from scratch with step by step recipe | Foodomania.com

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