Divine Salted Caramel Cupcakes: Sweet Meets Salty Delight

Tantalize your taste buds with these moist, fluffy, and perfectly balanced sweet and salty Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes combine a rich sponge, a gooey caramel core, and a luscious buttercream topping.


For the Sponge:

  • 3/4 cup butter or baking spread
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour

For the Buttercream:

  • 7/8 cup butter
  • 3 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp salted caramel flavoring
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the Filling and Decoration:

  • 3/4 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted caramel fudge (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Line a cupcake tin with cases.

Cupcake Batter:

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract.
  3. Gently fold in self-raising flour until well combined.


  1. Distribute batter evenly among cupcake cases.
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.

Caramel Core:

  1. Hollow out a small section in the center of each cupcake using a small knife or cupcake corer.
  2. Fill the hollowed-out section with salted caramel sauce.


  1. Whip together butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add salted caramel flavoring and milk, continue to whip until smooth and creamy.


  1. Pipe or spread salted caramel buttercream onto each cupcake.
  2. Optional: Sprinkle chopped salted caramel fudge on top of buttercream.
  3. Finish by drizzling each cupcake with additional salted caramel sauce.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Serving: Serve chilled or at room temperature for the best flavor.
  • Pairing: Pair with coffee or tea for a delightful treat.
  • Storage: Freeze extras individually wrapped for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Presentation: Add a final drizzle of salted caramel sauce just before serving for enhanced visual appeal and flavor.


1. Can I use store-bought salted caramel sauce? Yes, store-bought salted caramel sauce works perfectly if you’re short on time.

2. How can I ensure my cupcakes are moist? Make sure not to overbake the cupcakes and use room-temperature ingredients for the best texture.

3. Can I make the cupcakes in advance? Absolutely! You can bake the cupcakes a day ahead and store them in an airtight container. Frost them on the day of serving.

4. What if I don’t have self-raising flour? You can make your own by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to every cup of all-purpose flour.

The Magic of Salted Caramel

The Perfect Balance

Salted caramel offers a wonderful balance of sweet and salty flavors, making these cupcakes irresistible. The combination of rich caramel and a hint of salt enhances the overall taste experience.

Creamy Buttercream

The salted caramel buttercream is smooth, creamy, and rich, perfectly complementing the soft and moist cupcake base. It adds an indulgent layer of flavor that will have everyone coming back for more.

Ideal for Any Occasion

Whether it’s a birthday, a casual get-together, or a special celebration, these salted caramel cupcakes are sure to impress. Their beautiful presentation and delicious taste make them a standout dessert.

Easy Storage and Serving

These cupcakes are easy to make in advance and store, making them a convenient option for parties. Just be sure to frost them fresh for the best texture and flavor.


Salted Caramel Cupcakes are a delightful treat that combines the rich, indulgent flavors of caramel and buttercream with the light, fluffy texture of a perfect cupcake. Ideal for any occasion, they are sure to impress and satisfy. Enjoy baking and sharing these scrumptious cupcakes with friends and family!

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