Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

Servings: 12


  • 1 package Ghirardelli Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix
  • ¼ cup candied pecans
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pouch caramel, enclosed
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Candied nuts, optional


  • BROWNIE: Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Line muffin pan with paper baking cups.
  • In medium bowl, stir together all brownie ingredients as per the directions of the box.
  • Spoon batter into muffin pan.
  • Bake 23-27 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
  • CARAMEL FROSTING: Using an electric mixer, mix caramel and butter on medium speed.
  • Add powdered sugar, milk and salt; blend until smooth.
  • Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with candied nuts, if desired.

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