These Salted Caramel Cupcakes are simple and sweet with just the right amount of salt to take them to the next level. Brown sugar cupcakes are topped with a creamy salted caramel frosting and an extra drizzle of sticky caramel for good measure. It's gonna be awesome.
Even though we're all trying to prioritize self-care and slow down and focus on our gratitude and all that junk, life still gets busy. I'm not gonna pretend that I'm sitting over here all zenned out at all times, vibing to the heights of the Universe, and living in perfect bliss. In fact, I am a witch very much of this world, practical to my bones.
I love a shortcut. I'm all about convenience. I would never judge anyone for not making everything from scratch. If a kitchen task does not bring you joy and there's an easier way to do it, you should definitely opt for that simple solution. You have my full support.
What makes Salted Caramel Cupcakes so awesome?
These Salted Caramel Cupcakes are absolutely amazing. I'm not even gonna tell you how many I ate on the first day. They start with a tender cake made with brown sugar for a deeper flavor with a hint of caramel. Then there's a cloud of creamy salted caramel frosting on top. I used to make caramel from scratch both to go inside the cupcake and into the frosting. These days, I do not have time for that, nor to I feel the need to impress anyone anymore. I used a store-bought caramel sauce and skipped the filling this time. It was still every bit as awesome.
I also added an extra drizzle of caramel to the top because I thought it looked pretty. You can skip that or not. If you're still on the fence about salt in caramel, though, you really should give it a try. The salt just intensifies the flavor of the caramel and makes it somehow even more caramely instead of just straight up sweet. You're gonna love it.
A simple sugar love spell
Sugar is known for its attraction powers as well as its love energy. Mix up an aphrodisiac spell by combining dried lavender blossoms with sugar. Seal it in a jar and let it infuse for a month. Then strain out the lavender and save the sugar. Sprinkle this sugar over your lover's food. You'll be irresistible. (Spell from Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Illes)
For magickal information on most of the ingredients in this recipe, check out the Kitchen Magick page.
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Make it simple. Make it sweet. Make some Salted Caramel Cupcakes. It'll be lovely. It'll be truly awesome.