2 December 2015

Salted Caramel Birthday Cupcakes

I'm pretty sure most of you know how to make a basic vanilla cupcake, but I'm gon' tell you anyway. I made these cute little Salted Caramel Cupcakes for my boyfriends birthday, yea they aren't very manly but they taste delicious.

For the cupcakes you'll need:

175g of Softened Butter or Margarine, I used butter (unsalted) 
175g of Caster Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Salted Caramel Flavouring (I got mine from Tesco) or you can stick with Vanilla
3 Eggs
175g of Self Raising Flour
2 Tablespoons of Milk (Optional but I always add it in)

Pre-heat your oven to 170 C/Gas Mark 3

The first step is to cream the Butter and Sugar together, a recipe will usually recommend using a whisk but I like to use the old back of a wooden spoon and a big mixing bowl. Once its mixed to a light and fluffy texture, add the flavouring and the eggs mixing in between each egg. This is where I bring out the hand whisk, so that its thoroughly mixed and smooth. I then add the flour and mix using a silicone spatula bit by bit.  Spoon it in to your cupcake cases and get them in the oven for around 20 minutes. Once cooked they'll need to be popped onto a cooling rack for about 30 minutes, you don't want runny buttercream or icing!

For the Buttercream:

140g/5oz of Softened Butter (Unsalted)
280g/1oz of Icing Sugar
1-2 Tablespoons of Milk
Food colouring if desired

This is very simple, slowly add the icing sugar to the butter and beat until smooth adding the food colouring if you want. I then used a piping bag, I cut down a smooth round nozzle so that the icing would be thick and smooth and piped them onto each cake. Then add whatever decorations you want! Simple!


  1. So pretty, I really need to try these ! Thanks ! ;) <3

  2. Even tho it doesn't look manly I am sure it tastes good and also it looks so cute. x