Even though the official start of fall is still weeks away, summer vacation is over...the children returned to school this week, and I am exhausted. I did manage a final cupcake bake before the kiddies arrived though, mocha caramel cupcakes, for a fellow teacher's birthday.
Holes were made in the vanilla cupcakes with an apple corer, then filled them with rich caramel filling.
Blurred cupcakes filled with caramel
Swirls of mocha buttercream finished the cupcakes...I think the espresso powder in the frosting and hint of salt in the caramel provided a nice foil to the sweetness of the cupcake.
Cupcakes ready to go
A delicious end-of-summer cupcake....and like summer, they're all gone too...