Dark Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and a Giveaway




Ingredients: 


For the Dark Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes: 

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I used high quality chocolate chips here) 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional) 
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 4 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour here) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 

For the Salted Caramel Frosting: 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

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