Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Better Than a Birthday" Cupcakes

Offspring #3 ("The Condition") had a birthday party this last weekend.
He turned 35 and requested his favorite cake for a crowd of 51 friends.

Thinking cupcakes would be an easier "grab and go" or "grab and stay a while",
the traditional recipe was adapted for this.

 Here's how to make these super easy cupcakes
 that will delight one and all:

Bake a Devils' Food cake mix in lined mini-muffin tins.
Punch holes in the cooled cupcakes with the end of a wooden spoon.
(I tried four small holes or one big hole...four small holes worked better.)
Mix equal parts sweetened condensed milk and 
caramel or butterscotch ice cream topping
and pour in the holes.
(The caramel or butterscotch topping can be used alone, if preferred.)

Sprinkle some Heath "Bits O' Brickle" on sticky tops.

Top with real whipped cream.
(I add a little vanilla instant pudding powder during the last few seconds of 
whipping the cream to help make the cream extra stiff - helps with travel too!)
Then sprinkle with more Heath "Bits O' Brickle" and 
Heath "Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits".
(You really don't need both of these Heath baking items, 
but we had both so I used both.) 

 Keep refrigerated until serving.
Cupcakes may take a bit longer than a cake to make, but are worth it in the long run.
There is no need for plates or forks, and when they are this small no napkins are needed either,
 as they  are "pop-in-your-mouth" size.
(Well maybe napkins, as they can be a little gooey. ;-)  )


  1. Oh, they look delicious! Happy Birthday to your son!! xx

  2. Birthday wishes to your son. Those cup cakes have got my mouth watering! X

  3. Oy yum yummy. Happy Birthday to your son.


  4. Happy birthday to your son!! The cupcakes look yummy.

  5. Oh, wow, Astri, at first glance I thought these were a rose garden of cupcakes!!!!