New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe – Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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If you’re a remote coffee lover like me, you will agree with me that there is an art to good coffee. I have to confess that since having our very own Aeroccino and Vertuo Line of Nespresso machines at home I prefer to drink coffee at home!

More exciting than ever though are the new Nespresso Barista Creations capsules. Double Expresso Barista Creations Scuro made from South and Central American Arabicas with notes to it reminiscent of the forest. Plus the  Double Expresso Barista Creations Chiaro made from Central American Robusta and Arabicas. This one has a more smokey character with cocoa and vanilla flavours.

These capsules have been especially designed to drink coffee with milk. In fact their full flavour is only released once milk is added. Personally I feel the true flavour to any coffee is only reached by matching it with the perfect treat. Further in this post is the recipe for my favourite salted caramel cupcakes.

 

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Feeling dreamy whilst slowly sipping the most wonderful creamy Barista Creations Nespresso Expresso delight.

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Keep reading for more about my new Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe – Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

 

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe – Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

 

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Perhaps it’s due to the sweet tooth of my daughter who has an absolute affinity to fluffy’s (a NZ drink comprising of frothed up milk with a sprinkle of something sweet on top). Or perhaps it’s due to my own sweet tooth. However my favourite way to drink coffee is to sprinkle on top whatever small sweet thing I can find in the kitchen cupboards.

Today I have a selection of white chocolate chips, milk chocolate balls, dark chocolate sprinkles and cocoa powder.

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

This combined with my favourite salted caramel cupcakes gives you the ultimate afternoon coffee treat!

 

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

 

Ingredients for the cupcakes
  • 190g flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml whole milk
Salted caramel frosting
  • 115g salted butter
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 80ml heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 240 – 360g icing sugar
  • additional salt on top
New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 200°c. Line 12 muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until combined. Slowly stir in dry ingredients until no flour remains. Slowly stir in the milk.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner half way up with batter. Bake for approx 22 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool before frosting.
  4. Whilst cupcakes are cooling melt butter in a small saucepan. Then add brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir constantly over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to bubble for 3 full minutes – not more. Remove from heat and with a hand mixer beat in icing sugar a bit at a time. If you feel the consistency is going crumbly add a little more cream to it.
  5. Ice the cooled cupcakes and enjoy with your favourite Nespresso Barista Creations.

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

New Nespresso Barista Creations Recipe - Coffee & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Try for yourself…

The New Nespresso Barista Creations Available Here!

This article was written in collaboration with Nespresso but all opinions are my own.

 

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