Dessert Recipes

Caramel Cupcake Recipe

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This is a fun non-boxed Caramel Cupcake recipe that one of our dessert expert foodie moms shared with The It Mom community!

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Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
1 Tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoon heavy cream

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For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 cups icing sugar

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For the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 375
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
Cream the butter, brown sugar, white sugar and molasses in a large bowl until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
Add in the eggs and vanilla until well mixed.
Add half of the flour mixture, beat well; then the buttermilk, beat well; then the rest of the flour, followed by the heavy cream.
Portion out 1/4 cup increments of batter into a lined cupcake tray and bake 18-22 minutes until golden and set. The cupcakes should have a domed appearance.

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While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the caramel frosting.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the brown sugar and heavy cream. Whisk together well and allow the mixture to bubble for 2 minutes.

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Stir in the salt and take the saucepan off the heat to allow to cool, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Place 2 cups of icing sugar in a bowl and pour the cooled caramel sauce overtop. Whisk together, adding more icing sugar as needed. Use the heavy cream to thin out or soften the frosting as needed.

caramel-cupcakes-recipe

Caramel Cupcake Recipes

Caramel Cupcake Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar

Instructions

  1. For the cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 375
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream the butter, brown sugar, white sugar and molasses in a large bowl until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla until well mixed.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture, beat well; then the buttermilk, beat well; then the rest of the flour, followed by the heavy cream.
  7. Portion out 1/4 cup increments of batter into a lined cupcake tray and bake 18-22 minutes until golden and set. The cupcakes should have a domed appearance.
  8. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the caramel frosting.
  9. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the brown sugar and heavy cream. Whisk together well and allow the mixture to bubble for 2 minutes.
  10. Stir in the salt and take the saucepan off the heat to allow to cool, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  11. Place 2 cups of icing sugar in a bowl and pour the cooled caramel sauce overtop. Whisk together, adding more icing sugar as needed. Use the heavy cream to thin out or soften the frosting as needed.
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
    January 24, 2017 at 4:46 AM

    Mmm these look to die for, I’m drooling!

  • Reply
    Charlie
    January 31, 2017 at 5:35 AM

    All I can say is “Yum!” These look so good! Pinning the recipe for later! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Gail T
    February 1, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Is icing sugar different than white sugar. I know it’s a dumb question but I’ve never seen that before.

  • Reply
    Kimm at Reinvented
    February 3, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    I’ve never made caramel cupcakes. Those look fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  • Reply
    Leanna
    June 12, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    These looks fantastic. I am Pinning this. Yum.

  • Reply
    DEBRASHOPPENO5
    June 15, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    I am a pushover for anything with caramel. It looks so good.

  • Reply
    Kaidesha
    September 29, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Is the drizzle caramel on top part of the recipe?

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