Do you have certain fast-food chain menu items that you were/are obsessed with? Like something that for several years you always had to have when passing by said chain? I have a couple..as a kid it was a Burger King chicken sandwich. I haven’t had one in years but my memory of them is that they were the single most delicious thing on the planet. As a 19 year old though, my obsession changed. I was in college, way too sophisticated for fast food, and very into frozen coffee drinks. Namely, a Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks. It was my real first taste of coffee and I liked it blended, sweet and creamy- (pretty much not tasting like coffee at all right?)
Anyway, that obsession only lasted a couple years and fifty-some blended coffees later, but I’ll always remember that first sip of frozen, caramel-y, shopped cream goodness. Now I’m a no sugar-just cream in my coffee kind of girl, but I still have a thing for that oh so good flavor combo- enter these cupcakes!
Here’s what we have going on here: a thin layer of chocolate cake, coffee ice cream, a layer of gooey caramel, and fluffy whipped cream on top. All is finished off with a caramel drizzle and a little cocoa powder. These are so so good and really taste like my favorite blended coffee drink! (The addition of chocolate cake makes them even better!) These pretty little cupcakes are so rich, creamy and refreshing. I’ve been pondering an ice cream cupcake for weeks and I’m so glad I was able to churn one out. (literally.)
Chocolate Cupcake recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart