Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

chocolate and salted caramel cupcakes
17th October 2017

Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Celebrate the half-term autumn holiday with an irresistibly delicious chocolaty cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel butter cream, no-one can resist.

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 125 g Salted Butter, (room temperature)
  • 150 g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 125 g Dark Chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 190 g Plain Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 125 ml Milk

Salted Caramel Topping

  • 250 g Salted Butter, (room temperature)
  • 115g Golden Syrup
  • 75g Brown Sugar
  • 1½ Tsp Sea Salt Flakes
  • 250 g Icing sugar, (sifted)
  • 100g Plain Hard Toffee
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a 12-hole 80 ml (⅓ cup) muffin tray with muffin paper cases.
  2. Use a wooden spoon or mixer to beat the butter and sugar together, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the cooled chocolate.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Use a large metal spoon or spatula to fold half the flour through the chocolate mixture. Fold in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, dividing evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a rack to cool completely (this will take about 30 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, to make the salted caramel frosting, use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon to beat the butter, golden syrup, brown sugar and salt until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth and very pale and creamy. Spoon the frosting into a large piping bag fitted with a large 1.5 cm star nozzle or 1.7 cm plain nozzle and pipe swirls of frosting onto each cooled cupcake. Sprinkle each cupcake with a little extra sea salt flakes and grate toffee pieces over the icing.

Our scrumptious ready-made cupcakes are baked, ready and waiting in four delicious flavours… Chocolate & Orange, Chocolate Ecstasy, Lemon Meringue and White Chocolate & Raspberry.