Monday, February 4, 2013

Turtle Cupcakes

Happy Monday!  Since Mondays tend to get a bad rap, I figured I'd share these amazing Turtle Cupcakes with you to make it a little better.  Now if only I could teleport one straight to you, this Monday would be fantastic!

We are HUGE fans of turtles around here.  Not the kind that crawls around with it's house on it's back, but the the kind that you eat with chocolate, caramel and pecans.  Turtles are one treat we can always agree on around here.  They're also one treat that doesn't last long around here.  Not that many do, but anything turtle tends to disappear a little faster than normal.


24 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled (I used Moist Chocolate Cake and made it into cupcakes.  Chocolate Cupcakes would also be fantastic, or just your favorite boxed mix.)
1 batch Caramel Buttercream Frosting
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
24 Pecan halves

Combine chocolate chips, milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook in 30 second increments until the chocolate and butter are melted.  Stir well after each 30 seconds.  Dip the top of each cupcake in the melted chocolate mixture.  Let the cupcakes sit until the chocolate has set, about 30 minutes.  Pipe or spread Caramel Buttercream Frosting on the cupcakes.  Heat the remaining chocolate mixture in the microwave again to remelt, in 30 second increments, stirring well after each 30 seconds (I only needed to cook for 30 seconds).  Pour a spoonful of chocolate on top of each cupcake and top with a pecan half.  If the chocolate is too thick to drizzle down a bit, add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you get the right consistency.  You don't want it too runny, just enough to run down a bit.  I added 1 tablespoon of milk.

Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!

Linked on Your Home Based Mom, The Busy Bee's, Manic Monday, Fancy This Friday, Whats Cooking With Ruthie, Six Sisters' Stuff, The Weekend Re-Treat, Manic Monday and Tatertots and Jello.


  1. Oh my, these look amazing! What a great idea to turn this wonderful candy into a cupcake, XOXO

  2. Oh man - if only you could teleport one to me! That would be so fantastic, haha. These look SO good!

  3. Turtles are one of my favorite candies and I love the idea of turning that into a cupcake!!

  4. These look amazing. I love baking, and I think I might need to try this one! Jodi @

  5. Wow, what a yummy treat. I love how you piped the frosting.

  6. How beautiful you're photo is... I'm sure they taste amazing too! I'd love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie

    1. Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today... I'm so glad you came to party with me!! Please come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Holy cow, these cupcakes look so good! I just saw your link over at Six Sisters.

    I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

  8. Thanks for linking up these delicious looking cupcakes at my link party last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat!

    This week's party is up and running. Hope you'll link up again this week!

  9. Thanks for sharing this goodness, you are such a genius
    Keep up the good work! :-)


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