Salted Caramel Cupcakes


untitled-designSalted Caramel Cupcakes

Prep: 30mins. Bake: 20mins. Serves: 12


For the Cupcake:

  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 cup of Salted Caramel Sauce*
  • Sea salt flakes for sprinkling

For the Buttercream frosting:

  • 125g softened unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 250g icing sugar mixture (sifted)
  • 1tbsp. milk
  • 1tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of Salted Caramel Sauce*


Prepare the cupcakes:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cupcake cases.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix together for about 20 seconds. Add softened butter to dry ingredients and mix until you can see small crumbs.20160825_182846
  3. Add eggs and milk into a jug and whisk together well and mix in a slow steady stream while mixer is on low. Make sure to mix well.20160825_184101
  4. Scoop into cupcake pan, filling about 3/4 way and bake for 20 min. To check if they’re done by piercing the cupcake with a skewer and if they come out clean they’re done. Let them cool down completely.
  5. Use a knife or apple corer and gently make a hole in the centre of your cupcake and drizzle some caramel in the hole.img-20160205-wa0069

Prepare the Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to soften butter in a large bowl and mix for 5 minutes so it gains some volume and goes pale in colour.
  2. Add half the icing sugar mixture and mix on medium for 5 minutes. Then add the rest of the icing sugar along with 1 tbsp. of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Mix about half a cup caramel into frosting.
  4. Continue mixing for 5 min until it’s all well combined. Place into a piping bag fitted with desired tip.img-20160825-wa0009
  5. Frost on cupcakes and drizzle some extra caramel sauce on top and a good sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Enjoy!img-20160825-wa0018


*You can use a ready-made store bought Caramel Sauce, just add 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes to 1 cup of caramel sauce to give it a salty flavor.

Get the printable recipe here!



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