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8.23.2012

Sea Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes and a Birthday Link Up Party!!



Happy NOT 29th birthday to me!

If you read yesterday's post you know that today I am hosting a cake and ice cream linky to celebrate my birthday!.

Since no one around here is going to bake me a cake, I want to stare at the computer and read cake and ice cream recipes all day.

From my family I've made 3 demands. Yes I said demands (I'm like a little kid on my bday)

#1 I want bacon for breakfast
#2 I want the time to paint my nails
#3 I want to go out for ice cream and buy a brownie sundae topped with caramel and walnuts


From you I want.....
Cake and ice cream!!

To kick off my Cake and Ice Cream Party I will share a new cupcake recipe with you all!!

Sea Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

For the cake:

I used yesterday's chocolate cake recipe BUT in place of the boiling water I used hot strong brewed coffee. With the flour I added 1 tbs of instant coffee.

For the frosting:

I used THIS caramel frosting that I topped my Dad's b-day cake with.     

After the cupcakes have cooled prepare frosting and pipe onto the cakes.

Drizzle with a l/4 cup melted semi sweet chocolate. 

Top with course sea salt.  A little sprinkle with be just enough for each cupcake.

NOW for the linky, Here are the rules of today's party.....

~ You can link ANY of YOUR cake or ice cream recipes.
~ Link as MANY as you want!

Thanks friends! Can't wait to see what you have to share!


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20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! This is my kind of cupcake--wish I could eat it right out of the screen.

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day! XO

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday, Carrie!! And I have just the cake to help you celebrate, too! I hope you get your bacon, that you paint your nails your favorite color--and that they have time to dry--and that you enjoy the heck out of your brownie sundae! Mwah!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Carrie! Hope it's fabulous!!

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  5. Happy birthday, Carrie! Just visiting from the Cookbook Junkies group on Facebook. It sounds like your demands are very reasonable to me. Hope you have a great day! Your mocha cupcakes look divine!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Carrie!! I hope you have the most AMAZING day, that you enjoy your bacon, nail painting, and that delicious brownie sundae!!! Live it up girl!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Carrie! Hope you have an amazing day! I would love to have these cupcakes for my birthday!

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  8. Yay, happy birthday! I hope you get bacon, painted nails, *and* brownies--that sure sounds like a fabulous day to me. :)

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday to you! Have a great day (and I hope you get your bacon, hahaha!)
    Jo-Anna

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  10. Happy Birthday Carrie! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Carrie! I brought you some banana cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting! I hope you have a great day!! :)

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  12. Awww so fun!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday and I completely agree with the bacon!!

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  13. Happy NOT 29th Birthday, Carrie! That's funny...I have Not 29th birthdays, too! ;) I hope that you day is chock-full of cake, ice cream, manicures, brownies sundaes, and lots of love spoiling from your family.

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  14. Happy Birthday to you! This is SUCH a cute idea, I think I might steal it :) Eat a slice or two for me.

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  15. Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day Carrie. I brought cake and ice cream - in the form of a cupcake! :)

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!!!! I hope you are having a marvelous NOT 29th birthday! I linked up a salted pecan chocolate ice cream to go with those utterly delicious cupcakes you made! Enjoy all these wonderful choices you have! I'm going to. :)

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  17. Happy Birthday sweet girlie!!! I hope you got your 3 demands...I didn't think they were unreasonable at all. In fact very doable!!! I'm more of a cake/cupcake kinda girl, so I shared a few of my oldies but goodies that I thought you might like:-)

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  18. Happy (belated) Birthday, Carrie! And I love the linkup to celebrate - and your 3 birthday demands. I don't think that's demanding at all! This cupcake looks and sounds to good and I'm featuring this post in today's Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks for the inspiration...

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