There's nothing new about gourmet cupcakes. Cupcake shops have popped up across the country, but did you know getting that gourmet taste at home is easy? It's true.
I'm a fan of from scratch cupcakes, but mixes work fine as well. The secret is to layer the flavors. This is a caramel pumpkin cupcake. The first time I made it using Martha Stewart's pumpkin cupcake recipe and the second time just I added some pumpkin puree to a spice cake mix. The base isn't nearly as important as what you put on top! Swirl a little Smuckers caramel ice cream topping on and top with cream cheese frosting. I left the caramel peaking through and people went crazy over it!
Nutella, a little raspberry jam, and then frosted with cream cheese frosting. Heavenly.
What's your favorite kind of cupcake?