Toffee Sundae Cupcakes (and a Frostings Giveaway!!)

toffeesundaeAs far as I’m concerned, you’re either a cake person or a frosting person.

Now, usuuuuuually I fall into the cake person category.  I was that dreadful person who scraped all the sugary, fluffy frosting off my sugarbread and left it to die on the side of the plate.

Before you go judging me and writing our friendship off, when my sprinkly friend Courtney from the blog Pizzazzerie asked me to review her latest cookbook, Frostings, I couldn’t say no.  I figured if anything, this would be my chance to try out some frosting that I could finally savor all for myself.

 

And dudes, I have found it.

Courtney manages to fill an entire book with incredibly easy, seriously gorgeous recipes for fluffy, heavenly frosting, ganaches and glazes.  She even introduced me to frostings I didn’t even knew existed, like Cooked Flour or the different European meringue buttercreams.

DSC_2181AIt was hard choosing one to recreate first, until I landed upon her Toffee Sundae frosting.  The rest was kinda sorta history.. and me excitedly whipping the living you-know out of the butter and powdered sugar because I couldn’t make that frosting fast enough.

So, whether you’re in Camp Frosting or Camp Cake, you really need to get your paws on Courtney’s new book and try these recipes for yourself.  With recipes like Bananas Foster frosting, Champagne Buttercream, Key Lime Pie Frosting, and Cherry Rum Ganache, there’s definitely something for every person’s preference and for every occasion.  So, you ready to get your frosting on??  Enter for your chance to win Courtney’s book, Frostings!

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ENTER HERE!!

These cupcakes are a cinch to whip together and make for an adorable presentation on any party table.  Plus, the serving size is on the larger side, so kids could easily split one waffle bowl sundae since it’s heaped full of rich chocolate cupcakes, buttery toffee frosting, a smooth chocolate topping and all those little bits of toffee and sprinkles.  This is the recipe for the kid in all of us!

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Toffee Sundae Cupcakes (and a Frostings Giveaway!!)
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Serves: 8
 
Indulge your sweet tooth with these incredible Toffee Sundae Cupcakes! A beautiful marriage of buttery toffee and rich chocolate will have you floating in cupcake heaven.
Ingredients
  • 8 jumbo chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • 8 waffle bowls
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup caramel sundae sauce
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • Toffee bits
  • Sprinkles
  • Maraschino cherries
  • FOR CHOCOLATE SUNDAE TOPPING:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup oil
Instructions
  1. First, make your frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the caramel sauce, salt and heavy cream and beat together. Gradually begin adding the powdered sugar, about one cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. Add more or less powdered sugar to achieve your desired consistency.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, butter and oil until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place an unwrapped jumbo chocolate cupcake inside of the waffle bowl. Pipe the frosting generously onto the tops of each cupcake--I really loaded it on!
  4. Take a spoonful of the chocolate sundae topping and drizzle it on top of the frosted cupcakes. Immediately garnish with toffee bits, sprinkles and cherries if you'd like. Serve immediately!
  5. *If you can't find jumbo cupcakes, you could always bake the cupcake batter into small waffle cones, or use regular-sized baked and cooled chocolate cupcakes to place inside of the bowls.

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Aren’t these Toffee Sundae Cupcakes GORGEOUS?  I mean, that frosting is really to.die.for.  It’s so rich and buttery.. that hint of salt just completes it.  And I love that Courtney thought to use caramel sauce inside of the frosting, providing that extra depth of flavor and sweetness.  You can say I’m converted.

 

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Comments

  1. These cupcake sundaes are absolutely amazing Hayley!! Plus this sounds like the frosting I’ve been looking for for a cupcake project!! Beautiful as always!!

  2. Hey we should hang out and you should let me eat all the frosting off your cake because I’m a frosting kinda girl 🙂 Love this recipe!!!

  3. I’m normally one of those people that scrapes the frosting off, but this definitely sounds like one I’d want to eat! Toffee anything and I’m sold.

  4. *gasp* Toffee…Sundae…FROSTING??! Whaaa??? I’m usually a cake person but I make exceptions for truly exceptional frosting, like everything in that cookbook!! MMmmmm

  5. Super pretty, happy sundae. I love the sprinkles, and I love that you love them too!

  6. These sundae cupcakes make me so happy! I’m coming over for some noooooow!

  7. These are SO gorgeous. I need that book. I’ll go crazy with all the pretty.

  8. Girl, I am in Camp Frosting AND Camp Cake. It’s kind of like loving both The Beatles and Elvis. I guess I like to have my cake and eat it, too. 😉 Fabulous giveaway, girl! I already have this sweet Frostings cookbook, so I am not entering. Saa-weeet Toffee Sundae Cupcakes, Hayley! Loving all the colorful pics, too! xo

  9. Looks AMAZING Hayley!!

  10. Yum yum! Looks amazing! Been waiting all day to enter the giveaway too! Love frosting. Thanks for the great chance.

  11. Ohmygoodness… I want that just for the cover. Toffee Sundae?!? I am constantly amazed by the creativity of food bloggers!

  12. Amazing!! This look so good I need it!! And that book?? Ugh. I NEED that to to!

  13. Your photography is looking SPIFFY!! And so is this recipe! PINNED!

  14. Toffee anything is up my alley. Add butter, cream and powdered sugar?! Talk about drool. OR should I say move over so I can dive right into the bowl 😉 But on a serious note, how freaking cute are these cupcakes? Like, seriously!! SO cute!!

  15. what a fun way to do a cupcake-sundae! Love it!

  16. A whole book about frosting?! Whatttt? This is like my dream! Those cupcakes look freaking awesome! 🙂

  17. Boy, I love frosting. I could eat it for dinner. These cupcakes are adorable Hayley! How clever to use those cone cups as little cupcake holders!

  18. These look delicious. All my husband’s favorite flavors in one place!

  19. I’m a cake person AND a frosting person. I can’t choose 🙂 But normally people end up giving me their frosting that they don’t want. That’s so gross now that I think about it. LOL This looks awesome!

  20. When can I come over for these?!

  21. I love cake. I love frosting. I love these cupcakes!!! They are insane!!! And I really need to know where you found those waffle bowls. Stat.

  22. So I see these photos and I’m thinking, wow, and then could you bake the cakes actually inside of the waffle bowls instead of just using them to serve? How awesome would that be?

  23. I hate to say it but I think I might be a cake person.

  24. Sooo, I’m a cake AND frosting person!! Shocker huh?? Hehe These cupcakes look amazing! And I totally need to get that book!!!

  25. If I HAD to choose, I’d choose frosting. But, I’ve never encountered a situation in which I HAD to choose, thank goodness. That would be a sad, sad day 🙂

  26. That looks so good! I can’t wait to see the rest of the recipes and mouth-watering photos in the book!

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