Crazy for Caramel

Brown sugar cupcake injected with caramel and topped with a buttercream and caramel icing drizzled with caramel.

Brown sugar cupcake injected with caramel and topped with a buttercream and caramel icing drizzled with caramel.

When my mom came over tonight and started cleaning the kitchen I knew what she was wanting…CUPCAKES!  (Hehe, although she says she was just being a good mom.)  Either way, she got her cupcakes!  These cupcakes are made-from-scratch cupcakes.  Unlike my other cupcakes that use doctored up cake mixes.  I’m still not a huge fan of made-from-scratch cakes, but these were yummy.  They didn’t rise as much as I would like.  And, they were a little ‘dense’…but that could be from all the CARAMEL injected in them!  This is a brown sugar cupcake with caramel injected into it, topped with buttercream and caramel icing, drizzled with caramel! It gives me a sugar high just thinking about it!


Here’s the recipe for Brown Sugar Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of buttermilk


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tin with papers. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one a ta time until each are mixed in. Add vanilla. Alternating adding flour mixture and buttermilk until combined.

Bake for 25 minutes.

*TIP: No buttermilk? No worries! You can make buttermilk by taking a cup of milk and adding 1 tbsp of white vinegar OR lemon juice. Cool, huh?


Recipe for Caramel sauce:

2 cups brown sugar
1 can (12-14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp vanilla


Stir sugar and condensed milk together. Heat over low to medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Stir well.

Caramel or Carmel?

Caramel or Carmel?

*TIP: This is more of a ‘runnier’ caramel sauce. We used a medicine dropper to inject the cupcake with the caramel sauce after the cupcake was cooled. We used a basting brush to brush the top of the cupcake.  Then, we drizzled it on top of the icing.

**TIP:  This is a GREAT caramel sauce for kids to dip apples in!  Yumm!


Buttercream/Caramel icing:
We used this recipe found here:
Then, we added 3 tbsp of the caramel sauce to it!

Caramel or Carmel?

Cupcakes for Mom


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