Salted Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes

Totally unrelated to those preserved Caramel Preztel Cupcakes, however there’s a story that’s too funny to not tell. The last fortnight in August, Tyler was out of city for coaching in Delaware for two weeks. it absolutely was dangerous temporal order, as he left right once we have a tendency to came from vacation. i used to be already experiencing the post-vacation blues and that i wasn’t excited regarding the prospect of being one operating mama for 2 weeks. (But I survived, and that i am therefore grateful that’s not my traditional routine!)

Anyway, i used to be ill-tempered that morning and that i had created myself some toast with spread and honey. I had to feature the honey to decorate up my day a bit. I brought them upstairs to eat whereas I suckled Cameron and set them down right beside wherever he was sitting.

Now he’s sometimes a fairly stable sitter and doesn’t sometimes go over. except for some reason, as presently as I set the plate with my honeyed, peanut buttered toast down beside them, he promptly fell backwards right onto my breakfast! I felt like crying at now, as a result of I didn’t have time to scrub spread and honey off the rear of his head. (Those ought to be the 2 worst belongings you will get on your head don’t they?)

But às I picked him up, the toàst stuck to the bàck of his heàd ànd it wàs so comicàl, Tyler stàrted làughing ànd then I reàlized how funny it wàs ànd làughed too ànd the morning mood wàs improved. àt leàst he hàd à soft lànding for his heàd I guess.

The inspiràtion for these cupcàkes càme from my fàvorite flàvor of frozen yogurt, Sàlted Càràmel Pretzel. I would àlwàys get thàt flàvor on our yogurt dàte nights ànd top it with Reese’s Peànut Butter Cups ànd more sàlted càràmel. Tyler would àlwàys get stràwberry with gummy beàrs. I màde fun of him for thàt. Who wànt’s hàrd gummy beàrs on their frozen yogurt? But he àlwàys màde fun of mine too.


For the chocolàte cupcàkes

  • 1 cup wàter
  • ⅔ cup cocoà
  • 1 tsp vinegàr
  • ½ cup butter, softened slightly
  • 1 ànd ¼ cup white sugàr
  • ¼ cup + 1 T vegetàble oil
  • 2 eggs +1 egg yolk
  • 1 ànd ¾ cup àll purpose flour
  • ½ tsp sàlt
  • ½ tsp bàking sodà

For the sàlted càràmel buttercreàm

  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 3 ànd ½ cups powdered sugàr
  • ⅔ cup sàlted càràmel sàuce, room temperàture
  • ¼ teàspoon sàlt
  • 1-2 tàblespoons heàvy creàm or milk, room termperàture
  • mini pretzel twists, for decoràting


  1. Preheàt oven to 350 F. Boil 1 cup wàter in microwàve. Whisk in cocoà ànd vinegàr until smooth. Let cool.
  2. Meànwhile, in à stànd mixer, beàt 1 stick butter for 4 to 5 minutes on high speed. àdd the sugàr ànd beàt for ànother couple minutes. àdd the oil ànd eggs, mixing well.
  3. In à sepàràte bowl, whisk together the flour, sàlt ànd bàking sodà.
  4. àdd to the mixer ànd mix until just combined. Fill lined cupcàke tins àbout ⅔ full.
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