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Fritos and Caramel make the ultimate sweet and salty combination
Salty corn chip and sweet caramel flavors blend perfectly here. A cupcake and a snack in one.

Posted by ofamadhausfrau from New York, New York, United States • Published See ofamadhausfrau's 7 projects »
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  • How to bake a cupcake. Frito Caramel Cupcakes - Step 1
    Step 1

    For the Frito Cupcakes:

    Ingredients:

    1+1/2 cups AP flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    2 sticks (1lb) butter, softened

    1 cup white granulated sugar

    1 cup dark brown firmly packed brown sugar

    4 eggs, room temperature

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 +1/2 cups crushed Fritos or corn chips

    1 jar of caramel sauce

  • How to bake a cupcake. Frito Caramel Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Line two cupcake pans with liners.

    Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.

    Pulverize the Fritos/corn chips in a food processor. Set aside 1/2 cup for decoration.

    Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.

    Add eggs one at a time and combine thoroughly.

    Mix in vanilla.

    Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternating each, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.

    Mix in one cup of the crushed Fritos/corn chips.

    Spoon or use a pastry bag or pipe batter into the liners.
    Bake about 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out dry.

    Remove and transfer cupcakes to cool completely.
    Use a teaspoon to create a shallow hole of the center of each cupcakes and fill with caramel sauce.

    Makes 24 cupcakes

  • How to bake a cupcake. Frito Caramel Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the Caramel Buttercream:

    Ingredients:

    2 sticks softened butter

    6-8 cups powdered sugar

    1/2 cup buttermilk

    4 tablespoons caramel sauce plus some for decoration

    1/2 cup crushed Fritos or corn chips (see above) for decoration

    Directions:

    Mix together butter, buttermilk and two cups of the powdered sugar.

    Gradually add the rest of the sugar one cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

    Mix in the caramel sauce.

    Load into a pastry bag and swirl the frosting onto the cupcakes.

    Sprinkle the crushed chips over the top and then drizzle the caramel.

    If you like, push in a single Frito/corn chip on the peak of the frosting.

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