Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel is one of my favourite flavours so I definitely had to make some Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Moist little cakes, topped with a big swirl of salted caramel buttercream, drizzled with even more salted caramel plus they have a surprise center!

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salted caramel cupcakes

These are amazing! I love the whole idea of cupcakes.  A perfect, decorated little cake just for you.

salted caramel cupcakes

These are made with brown sugar which gives them a natural caramelised flavour. There is salted caramel piped into the center of the cake for that extra delicious surprise when you bite into them. A big swirl of salted caramel buttercream and an extra drizzle of the caramel on top, finishes these amazing little cakes off.

salted caramel cupcakes

Just look at that oozing caramel! It makes me wish that there were some left! If like me you’re a cupcake fan, you need to take a look at my Very Vanilla Cupcakes, my Baileys Chocolate Cupcakes and my Pumpkin Cupcakes!

salted caramel cupcakes

salted caramel cupcakes

Do you love salted caramel? What is your favourite cupcake flavour? You can use shop bought salted caramel to make these cakes but if you want to make it from scratch you can find the recipe here. Let me know if you are going to give these cupcakes a try in the comments!

Lianne x

Salted Caramel Cupcakes


For the cupcakes

  • 175 g 3/4 cups butter
  • 175 g 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g 1+1/4+1/8 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the buttercream

  • 150 g 2/3 cup butter
  • 300 g 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 100 g 1/3 cup salted caramel

For the filling

  • 150 g 1/3 + 1/8 cup salted caramel


  1. preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan oven and add 12 cake cases to a 12 section cupcake/muffin pan.
  2. In a mixer cream together the butter and the sugar. Then add the eggs and milk and beat again.
  3. Remove the bowl from the mixer, Sift and then fold the flour and baking powder into the mixture.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of a cake come out clean. Leave the cakes to cool.
  5. To make the buttercream add the butter to the bowl of your mixer and beat until pale and fluffy. Turn the mixer down low and gradually add the icing sugar. when it's all combined add the salted caramel and beat for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy.
  6. Get your cooled cupcakes and a small sharp knife and cut a little piece out the top of each cake to make a space for the salted caramel. Spoon the caramel for the filling into the welled out cupcakes keeping back just enough to drizzle on the tops of the cakes.
  7. Add your buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe some lovely big swirls onto the top of all the cakes. Finish them off by drizzling the tops with the caramel you kept back! All done and ready to eat!

Recipe Notes

Please note that I developed this recipe in grams and have converted to cups as best as I can 🙂

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  1. February 17, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    OMG – Looks delicious! Need to try these!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:59 am

      You really should! Hope you enjoy them!

  2. February 17, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    YES I need to make this recipe ASAP! I love anything caramel!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Me too! Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Lanae Bond
    February 17, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I love making cupcakes but I never made caramel cupcakes! They look so tasty and pretty!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

      You should definitely try them! Thank you 🙂

  4. February 17, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! I am definitely saving this to make later!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:57 am

      Thank you! Enjoy!

  5. February 18, 2017 / 3:46 am

    My mouth is watering looking at these! These would be perfect for my sons birthday party.

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:57 am

      I’m sure your Son will love them, my little boy did!

  6. Gina
    February 19, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    These look heavenly. I love salted caramel. I may have to whip these up the next I need a dessert to take somewhere. Thanks!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:56 am

      I hope you like them! Thank you!

  7. February 20, 2017 / 1:10 am

    I have a friend who would absolutely love this. Sharing with her!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:56 am

      I hope your friend enjoys them! Thanks 🙂

  8. February 20, 2017 / 1:25 am

    Wow this looks insanely good! Caramel is my next favorite thing to chocolate. Love being inspired to bake by your recipe posts!

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 10:55 am

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you 🙂

  9. February 20, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    These look SO amazing. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out ASAP.

    • Lianne
      February 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  10. February 21, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Yum, these look and sound AMAZING! Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors…must try these asap!

    • Lianne
      February 25, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      You really should, they were so good! I’m a salted caramel junkie ha ha 🙂

  11. Debra
    February 25, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    It’s my birthday next week and we always take cakes in to work to celebrate. I’m going to make these. The girls will be sooo pleased. Will let you know how they go down

    • Lianne
      February 25, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you, I would love to hear what everyone thinks of them! Have a great birthday! 🙂

  12. Gwenda Ellis
    March 2, 2017 / 6:14 am

    If I make these a day before required, will the salted caramel filling in the centre, still stay soft, or is it likely to harden within the cupcake?

    • Lianne
      March 2, 2017 / 6:49 am

      I made my own caramel sauce for these and it stayed soft, if you were worried you could just use a bought jar of salted caramel sauce 🙂

      • Gwenda Ellis
        March 2, 2017 / 8:47 am

        Thank you so much for your prompt reply – I will experiment and buy a jar of salted caramel sauce!

        • Lianne
          March 6, 2017 / 11:04 am

          You’re very welcome, enjoy your cupcakes! 🙂

  13. Markene
    April 11, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Don’t understand the amounts of ingredients

    • Lianne
      April 11, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      The ingredients are in grams which is the measurement we use in the UK. If you are used to another way of weighing you can find conversion tables online. Are you from the US? Do your scales have grams on them?

  14. Megan Allison
    December 21, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    What do you use for the salted caramel?

    • Megan Allison
      December 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Ooops I saw your reply above about the caramel!

      • Lianne
        January 30, 2018 / 1:18 pm

        Did you give these a try Megan? If you want to make your own Caramel I have a recipe on the blog, just search salted caramel sauce. 🙂

  15. Kayleigh
    March 3, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Can these be frozen once made?

    • Lianne
      April 1, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Hi Kayleigh, Yes you can freeze these cupcakes, I freeze a lot of my bakes as we can’t eat them all that quickly LOL

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