Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cupcakes Are Needed In Your Life
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Looking for a dessert that will tantalize your taste buds? Try this decadent chocolate pecan turtle cupcake recipe! These delicious cupcakes are perfect for any occasion, and they are sure to please even the most discerning palate. So what are you waiting for? Try this recipe today!
What are turtles?
Turtle candy is a type of confectionery that typically consists of a chocolate turtle shell filled with caramel and pecans. The turtle candy is then coated in chocolate, and the entire treat is often given as a gift.
The turtle cupcake recipe that we are sharing with you today is inspired by turtle candy. We’ve taken all of the delicious flavors of the turtle candy and turned them into a sinfully delicious cupcake. This recipe is sure to become a new favorite!
When were turtles invented?
Turtle candies are believed to have originated in the United States in the early 1900s. The turtle candy was created as a way to use up leftover caramel and chocolate from other confectionery recipes.
Can you make turtles yourself?
Yes, turtle candies are relatively easy to make at home. However, the process can be time-consuming, so we recommend that you purchase turtle candies from your local confectionery shop.
If you want to make them on your own, we found this video for you:
Turtle Cupcake Variations
These use turtle candy for decoration on top but feel free to use your imagination and get creative with your toppings. You could even try different kinds of chocolate for the turtle shell.
Turtle Cupcake Uses
These turtle cupcakes are perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, office parties, baby showers, bridal showers, and more.
Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cupcake Tutorial
Decadent. Sweet. Chocolaty. All of that is in this incredible Chocolate Pecan Turtle Cupcake Recipe that will have you slated to bring this to EVERY friendly get-together that you are ever invited to in the future. It also helps with portion control as one is perfect, if with a tall glass of milk or complimenting a cup of coffee.
Or, you could simply call these PMS Fantasies as they blend that occasional drive for salt and chocolate together in one amazing little handheld package.
Turtle Cupcake Ingredients:
- 2 C flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 ½ stick unsalted butter, room temp
- 2 C sugar
- ¾ C Ghirardelli cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 C Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer
- ½ C oil
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 3 + C powder sugar
- 1 cup of cocoa powder
- 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- Caramel topping
- Hot Fudge topping
- Chocolate Pecan turtle candies
How to Make Turtle Cupcakes
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners or silicone liners.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. I find the easiest way to stir them together is with a whisk. Set the bowl aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the oil. Stir to blend in. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition, then add in the vanilla extract.
Get that flour mix bowl and the Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer. Mix them into the large bowl gradually, alternating the flour mixture with the creamer; beating well.
Fill the lined cupcake tins 3/4 full and then bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in cupcake tin for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cream the butter, cocoa powder, and powder sugar together until it looks light and creamy.
Pro Tip: add more powder sugar if the frosting is not thick: add 1/4 cup at a time.
Frosting Your Turtle Cupcakes
Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the vanilla frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.
Add a 1 mm star tip to your bag.
If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Frost the cooled and filled cupcakes
Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
Drizzle a little of both the chocolate and caramel sauce on the cupcake.
Garnish with 1/2 of a Chocolate pecan turtle candy.
Easy Turtle Cupcakes
Use a dressed-up chocolate boxed cake mix.
How do you store Turtle Cupcakes?
Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.
The turtle candy should hold up fairly well for a few days as it sits on the chocolate frosting.
Do turtle cupcakes have to be refrigerated?
No, they don’t. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If you live in a hot climate, it’s best to keep them in the fridge so the chocolate doesn’t melt.
How do I make these in advance?
You can make the different parts and wait to assemble them. The turtle cupcakes base freeze beautifully! Just make sure they are in an airtight freezer-safe container and thaw them overnight in the fridge when you’re ready to decorate and serve.
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