Vanilla Caramel Cupcakes With Salted Caramel Frosting

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About: Food and music obsessed. I also post my recipes and food thoughts on my blog. http://eating-properly.blogspot.co.uk/. My recipes are inspired by my mixed up cultural heritage of Polish, Latvian and English ...

This recipe is another borrowed and adapted from Dan Lepard's excellent book, Short and Sweet. The vanilla cupcake batter smells amazing while cooking.

Ingredients
125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter, very soft
2 eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Chocolate covered caramel pieces

1 quantity of salted caramel frosting. This one works really well.

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas 4 and place 8 muffin/cupcake cases in to your muffin tin.
Using an electric mixer beat the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract for around 3 minutes on the highest speed until light and fluffy.
Next sift in the flour and baking powder and beat for another 30 seconds or so. You will end up with quite a thick batter.
Put a spoonful of the batter into each of the paper cases then top with the chocolate covered caramel pieces. I used Cadbury Caramel Nibbles and put three in each cupcake.
Finally cover the caramel pieces with the remaining batter then place the tray in the over for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown and firm.
Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating with the frosting.

If you like this recipe please check out my other instructables and my blog.


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    abasu1998

    5 years ago on Introduction

    What can we do if we don't get caramel nibbles??..are there any alternatives??

    Tasty! I've never seen caramel nibbles, but I really want them now :D Nice idea putting them in the cupcake!

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    eatproperlyrrkrose

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I agree! Have you checked out these? https://www.instructables.com/id/chocolate-salted-caramel-cupcakes/