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Frito Caramel Cupcakes

Fritos and Caramel make the ultimate sweet and salty combination • Posted by ofamadhausfrau

Salty corn chip and sweet caramel flavors blend perfectly here. A cupcake and a snack in one.

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Medium frito caramel cupcakes 2


Salty corn chip and sweet caramel flavors blend perfectly here. A cupcake and a snack in one.


  1. Small frito caramel cupcakes unfrosted 3

    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

  2. Small corn chip fritos in food processor

    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

  3. Small frito caramel cupcakes 8

    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.