Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Treat Yourself With These Caramel Swirl Cupcakes

These tea time treats are delightful and delicious. Serve with afternoon tea and watch as they disappear in seconds.

treat yourself with these caramel swirl cupcakes - Treat Yourself With These Caramel Swirl Cupcakes

These light and airy vanilla cupcakes are pure bliss. They are topped with a decadent caramel and cream cheese icing. Not only do they look amazing they taste fantastic too.

Make a double batch as these cupcakes will definitely be in demand.

Caramel Cupcake Recipe

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Recipe by Melissa JacobsCourse: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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Classic vanilla cupcake recipe with a caramel topping swirl.


  • 125 ml butter

  • 200 ml sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 10 ml baking powder

  • 2 ml salt

  • 5 ml vanilla essence

  • 500 ml flour

  • milk

  • 125 ml icing sugar

  • 200 ml butter

  • 100 ml cream cheese

  • 150 ml caramel

Method – cupcakes

  • Beat the sugar and butter until its is creamy and turns white.
  • Add the eggs and beat lightly.
  • Sift the dry ingredients with the mixture.
  • Add the milk, vanilla essence and beat gently.
  • Scoop equal amounts into a greased muffin pan.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 20 min minutes.
  • Mix the butter and cream cheese.
  • Sift the icing sugar with the mixture and mix.
  • In a piping bag with a nozzle of your choice, layer the icing sugar and caramel.
  • Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.
  • Dust with icing sugar.

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