This week my friend Jason of Coffee Cup News asked if I’d be interested in submitting coffee related recipes to his blog every month or so! And well… since I love Jason’s blog (I’ve been a loyal following since the beginning) I jumped at the chance to contribute!
Jason wanted original content for his blog… which well uhm… .might be hard cause I use coffee a lot in my baking. I mean, every chocolate cupcake I make has coffee in it. I’ve even already made a cupcake with coffee in the cake AND the frosting… my Mocha Mocha Cupcakes. And really… what kind of a blogger would I be if I called myself ”JAVA” Cupcake and never used coffee! So… I’m on a quest to come up with a new coffee cupcake for my first post on Coffee Cup News.
When I first began brainstorming ideas, I thought about some of my favorite coffee drinks I like to get when I go to Starbucks. Let me be more specific…. when I go to Starbucks in the USA. European Starbucks offer completely different flavors and I just haven’t jumped on that bandwagon yet. Yeah – I’m a Seattle Starbucks Snob. lol One of my favorites at Starbucks is anything with caramel in it. Caramel Macchiato, Caramel Frappucino, Caramel Mocha… seriously, anything with caramel in it is YUM. And then that got me to thinking about how I could incorporate caramel into a cupcake, uniquely.
Dulce de leche! PERFECT! I’ve never made it before and I’ve read on so many other blogs how simple it is to make. So yes…. I’ll make dulce de leche and fill my cupcakes with it and then of course drizzle it on top!
And let me tell you… there is nothing simpler than making this sweet, caramely goodness. You need only three things and time. Simple. Easy. Delicious.