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Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Salted Caramel  Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
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A spiced pumpkin cupcake topped with salted caramel frosting, Rolos™, pecans and more caramel is the perfect autumn treat.
Updated Sep 24, 2019

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

Topping

  • 24 Hershey’s Rolos® chocolates, unwrapped, quartered
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
  • Coarse sea salt, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl ,mix frosting and 1/2 cup caramel sauce with spoon until well blended. Spoon frosting into large resealable freezer plastic bag; partially seal. Cut off bottom corner of bag. Pipe frosting on outside edge of cupcake and spiraling up toward center. Decorate with 4 Rolos™ pieces and 1 teaspoon pecans. Repeat steps to frost and decorate with each cupcake.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, drizzle 1/4 cup caramel sauce on cupcakes and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To toast pecans, heat the oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in an ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
  • tip 2
    The frosting in this recipe sets up quickly - top with Rolo™ pieces and nuts after piping each cupcake.
  • tip 3
    You can freeze leftover pumpkin in an airtight container for your favorite recipes. Just thaw and stir before adding.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 38g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Servings
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
38g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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