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Salted Caramel Cupcakes Recipe

Though salt is considered one of the most important ingredients in food, it is often overlooked in desserts. Get ready to change your perspective on salt, with Salted Caramel Cupcakes.
Makes: Makes about 24 cupcakes.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla. Alternately add dry ingredients with milk, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Fill baking cups 1/2 full with batter.

Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on cooling grid. Immediately poke cupcakes with fork; spoon 1 teaspoon caramel topping onto each cupcake; reserve remaining topping. Cool 5-8 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.

Caramel Buttercream Icing

In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until creamy. Add caramel topping and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time; beat until light and fluffy.

To Assemble: Ice cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Icing. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping; sprinkle with sea salt.

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

cake flour, sifted

3 cups cake flour, sifted

baking powder

2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

granulated sugar

1-3/4 cups granulated sugar


2 eggs

Wilton® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Wilton® Pure Vanilla Extract


1-1/4 cups milk

caramel ice cream topping, divided

1 jar (12-1/4 - 14 oz.) caramel ice cream topping, divided

Caramel Buttercream Icing

Caramel Buttercream Icing

vegetable shortening

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

caramel ice cream topping

2/3 cup caramel ice cream topping

sifted confectioners' sugar

4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Sea salt

Sea salt

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs work So I have a friend who loves salted caramel anything I decided to make these for her baby shower. I can see how the broken up recipe tabs confuse people. I figured it out. I wanted caramel CUPCAKES so i added caramel sauce to the batter. I had a problem with the supply list and instructions for the icing. In supply list it calls for no butter but the instructions for frosting say cream the butter and shortening. Being a seasoned baker, I made it work. I sent in a question about it and was referred to a different buttercream recipe link. I think this recipe needs to be corrected and done without the confusing tabs. I have loved wilton since I started decorating cakes at about 12 years old. That was 40 years ago.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Incomplete Recipe doesn’t say how to make topping.if your a novice can be misleading.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So yummy! I made these cupcakes for a work potluck and everyone loved them. We're having another potluck this week and these have been requested again. :)
Date published: 2016-09-18
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