Salted Caramel Cupcakes Recipe

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Sweet and salty is a classic combination. When paired with a sweet cream cheese frosting and spicy cupcake, these salted caramel cupcakes are sure to please!

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5 from 4 votes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Salted Caramel Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Author: JB
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Sweet and salty is a classic combination. When paired with a sweet cream cheese frosting and spicy cupcake, these salted caramel cupcakes are sure to please!

Ingredients
  • 1 box spice cake mix such as Duncan Hines, prepared as directed and baked in cupcake wrappers (mini or regular sized both work)
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce such as Smucker's Caramel Topping
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup salted butter 4 tbsp, no substitutions
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coarse or flaked sea salt
Instructions
  1. Make sure your cupcakes are entirely cooled before attempting to frost them.
  2. In a mixer, blend together cream cheese, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Place in a frosting bag with a medium tip, or use a large plastic ziplock baggie with 1/4 inch snipped off one corner as a disposable frosting bag.
  3. Place the caramel sauce in a small plastic ziplock baggie.
  4. Pipe the cream cheese frosting onto the cupcakes as desired.
  5. Knead the caramel sauce inside the baggie until liquidy, then snip one corner off, about 1cm. (This will seem like a very tiny hole, but it'll make it so the flow of caramel is easier to control).
  6. Pipe the caramel sauce over the frosted cupcakes in a zigzag pattern.
  7. Sprinkle a very small pinch, about 10 to 15 grains, of the coarse or flaked sea salt over the top of each cupcake.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include the spice cake or cupcakes, only the toppings

Nutrition Information
Calories: 108, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 59mg, Potassium: 16mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 205%, Calcium: 12%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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10 comments on “Salted Caramel Cupcakes Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Those look so mouth watering. I am usually not a big fan of caramel, but this one pairs it with cream cheese, which I think is an incredible flavor combo.

  2. 5 stars
    My whole family loved these. They were so easy and turned out so delicious! Will definitely be making again!

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE how easy this is and I don’t think I could think of a better flavour combo, yum!

  4. These look incredible! Cupcakes and caramel are the best combo. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    What a delicious treat! Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors. 🙂

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