fudge ball cupcakes (a recipe)

I can hardly believe it myself – two recipe posts within one week?!  Why yes, I’ve been doing quite a lot of baking lately and trying out a couple of recipes.  I made these fudge ball cupcakes topped with homemade white peppercorn caramel (my first time!) and topped with a little bit of sea salt for a baking contest we had at work earlier this week.  I know you’re probably thinking, “white peppercorn?! did she do that on purpose?!” and the answer is yes: the theme for this particular contest was “salt and pepper”.  If you think outside the box, you could interpret “pepper” to include things like bell peppers, jalapenos, etc.  I went ahead and stuck with the traditional spice idea but challenged myself to make something sweet instead of savory.

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