Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup room temperature, unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tsp butter flavoring (such as butter-buds)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup cream soda
- Butterscotch chips
- 8 oz. marshmallow fluff
- 3/4 cup butter
- Powdered sugar
- Caramel or Chocolate Drizzle (for decoration)
Step 2: Batter and Baking
Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at time, and add the vanilla and butter flavoring.
In another bowl, combine the buttermilk and cream soda. Alternate adding this mixture and the flour mixture to the sugar batter.
Using a microwave or double broiler, melt the butterscotch chips to a softer consistency. The chips should just be stirred enough so that they lose their shape. Mix the butterscotch into the batter.
Fill the cupcake liners a little over half-way each, and bake them for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Frosting and Decorating
I made a batch of mini cupcakes along with the larger ones, and instead of decorating them with the caramel or chocolate web, I sprinkled cinnamon on tops. You can always skip the web design, and opt for a dusting of cinnamon, a sprinkle of butterscotch chips, or a simple drizzle of caramel or butterscotch sauce.
To create the web design, draw three circles with the sauce of your choice. Start from the center of the cupcake, and using a toothpick or the edge of a knife, pull out five lines that reach the edge. In between the lines you've just drawn, pull out another line for each space. (See picture for an example).