Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes are rich, decadent, and loaded with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans in every bite.

Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Ingredients
For the Cupcakes:
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1/4 cup milk
  10. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  11. 1/2 cup boiling water

Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  1. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  2. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/3 cup your favorite caramel sauce, homemade or storebought
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1-2 tablespooons heavy cream

Toppings
  1. Caramel Sauce – homemade or storebought
  2. Chocolate chips
  3. Chopped Pecans

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix in egg, vanilla, milk, and vegetable oil until combined. Whisk in boiling water until smooth and incorporated.
  • Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops spring back.