Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes
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.)
Ice Cream recipe adapted from David Lebovitz
Chocolate Cupcake recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart
Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes
For the cake:
For the ice cream:
For the topping:
For the ice cream: (you'll need to prep this part in advance,)
For the cake portion:
For the whipped cream:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Ice Cream recipe adapted from David Lebovitz Chocolate Cupcake recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart
Seriously why are these not in front of me right now? Never mind that it is 7 in the morning…
I love the picture with the spoon! These definitely look spoonable!
Oh my word! I need these now!! Caramel Frappucinos are just divine and I frequently make Mocha’s at home so a combination of both sounds like the best thing in the whole world!
Oh my gosh! It felt like you were describing my life, I had to read it a couple times! These look amazing, I always look forward to your delicious posts!
Wowza!!! You have no idea how much I want these right now!! Love all things coffee and caramel related!!! I actually have a fudge waiting to post with these flavors :-)
These are so gorgeous, Audra! I don’t really like coffee, but I think I would still love these!
That was pretty much my experience with coffee too: It didn’t taste like coffee! These cupcakes look FANTASTIC and I might’ve stared at the pictures going fuuuuuuuuuuuu because they looked so amazing. I want to make these and now I also want a caramel frappuccino. And a chicken sandwich.
Oh boy! I want one of these so much! Looks absolutely incredible! Ice cream and cake? Too much fun!
Oh my goodness! AMAZING! I still love those frappucinos but now make them at home. Cannot wait to make these though.
This cracked me up because I was obsessed with those chicken sandwiches, too! In middle school, I think…we didn’t do fast food much, but I would beg my mom after she picked me up from dance class and she’d usually cave. I haven’t had one since those dance class days. lol Great creative recipe and post, as usual.
Omg these are perfect! Ive always hated coffee but the caramel mocha swirl from Dunkin Donuts got me hooked! I even made a gelato in honor of it! I bet these are amazing!
Everything about these is correct. They’re just like everything I want and more. Ugh, need.
Oh MAH goodness, girl!!! These cupcakes are OFF the hook. #Need
Caramel frappuccinos were MY first coffee love as well! Followed by caramel macchiatos. And then just straight up coffee.Though I still get myself caramel macchiatos when I want to reward myself for good behavior. :P
These would probably be my ultimate ice cream cupcake.
I made a gluten-free version of these with soy ice cream for the intolerant among us. They were still soooo good!