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!



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

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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. :)

  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:-)

  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...