Pinterest Projects: Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Pinterest Projects is an ongoing series wherein I attempt to justify hours wasted spent on Pinterest by making projects from some of the inspiration I find there.

A couple years ago, I visited my sister in New York and we had dinner at Butter. The only thing that I remember about that meal was the dessert: we shared a gigantic piece of cake with salted caramel frosting. It was amazing.

Ever since then, whenever I see salted caramel anything, I’m intrigued. Enter: these cupcakes, which I found via Pinterest (original recipe from Sugar Cooking) while I was searching for a cupcake recipe to make for a potluck. The verdict? I found the cupcake itself good but unremarkable, but the frosting…whoa. This frosting recipe is a culinary game changer, people. Just so, so delicious. The next time I make these, I’d probably experiment with a different cupcake but keep the frosting exactly the same. It needs no alterations.

(Pin here; original recipe via Sugar Cooking)

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