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Little known fact - popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. When I was in high school, my mom taught me how to make homemade popcorn from fresh kernels as opposed the stuff you put in the microwave. Ever since then, I have been obsessed.
And once you have a solid popcorn base, there are so many options. Butter, salt, parmesan cheese, chocolate, herbs - the list goes on and on. But because I am addicted to sugar - caramel corn is always my number one choice.
So I went ahead and put it on top of a cupcake. The chocolate/caramel combination with the added crunch of the popcorn makes these guys unstoppable. You won't be able to have just one.
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Cake recipe adapted from HERE.
for the cupcakes:
for the caramel :
for the buttercream:
for the topping:
*Makes 24 cupcakes
Oh, Lindsay! Popcorn and your mom! Our freshman year in college, we had one of those hot air popcorn poppers, and the popcorn was horrible! But we ate it anyway; everyone did. Thank goodness she showed you how to make "real" popcorn ... popping those organic kernels on the stove is the ONLY way I'll make popcorn now ( ... oh, and can't forget real melted butter to go with it. Yum.)
The real kernels are the only way to go!!