Salted Caramel Cupcakes Recipe

Discover the perfect balance of sweet and salty with our Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Featuring a moist sponge filled with rich caramel and topped with a creamy, salted caramel buttercream, these cupcakes are a gourmet treat for any occasion. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, this recipe offers a delightful baking experience with its straightforward steps and indulgent results.


For the Sponge:

  • Butter or Baking Spread: 3/4 cup
  • Light Brown Sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Large Eggs: 3
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Self-Raising Flour: 1 and 1/4 cups

For the Buttercream:

  • Butter: 7/8 cup
  • Icing Sugar: 3 and 1/4 cups
  • Salted Caramel Flavouring: 2 teaspoons
  • Milk: 1 tablespoon

For the Filling and Decoration:

  • Salted Caramel Sauce: 3/4 cup
  • Salted Caramel Fudge, Chopped (optional): 1/3 cup


  1. Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cupcake tin with cases.
  2. Cupcake Batter: Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Gently fold in the flour.
  3. Bake: Distribute the batter among the cupcake cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Caramel Core: Hollow out a small section in each cupcake and fill with caramel sauce.
  5. Buttercream: Whip buttercream ingredients together, adding caramel flavouring and milk to achieve a smooth consistency.
  6. Decorate: Adorn each cupcake with buttercream, optional chopped fudge, and a caramel drizzle.


  • For the fluffiest cupcakes, ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.
  • If you’re using self-raising flour, there’s no need to add extra baking powder.
  • Store cupcakes in an airtight container to keep them moist and fresh.


Q: Can I make these cupcakes in advance? A: Yes, you can prepare the cupcakes a day ahead and store them without the frosting in an airtight container. Frost them on the day of serving for best results.

Q: What can I use if I don’t have salted caramel flavouring? A: You can use vanilla extract and a pinch of fine sea salt as a substitute to achieve a similar flavor profile.

Q: How do I know when the cupcakes are fully baked? A: The cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Salted Caramel Cupcakes are a luxurious treat that blend the rich flavors of caramel with a hint of saltiness, all wrapped up in a light, fluffy sponge. Perfect for any celebration or as a decadent treat to enjoy at home, these cupcakes are sure to impress anyone with a sweet tooth. Happy baking!

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