Salted caramel and almond cupcakes

Salted caramel and almond cupcakes


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About this recipe: The salted caramel buttercream icing makes these almond flavoured cupcakes delicious, but not too sweet. A perfect birthday cupcake for adults.


Serves: 12 

  • 190g plain flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 110g margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 175ml full fat milk
  • 110g brown soft sugar
  • 110g margarine
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 125ml double cream, or as needed
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 170g salted butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Line 12 cupcake cups with paper cases.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
  3. Cream together 200g caster sugar and 110g margarine until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Spoon cake mixture into prepared cupcake cups, filling about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. To make caramel, place brown sugar, 110g margarine, golden syrup and 1 tablespoon vanilla in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to warm (not hot) temperature. Add cream, a little at a time, until the caramel has the consistency of honey. Mix in the pinch of salt and allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Beat salted butter with icing sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is fluffy. Slowly add and beat in caramel, a tablespoon at a time, beating until icing is smooth. Ice cooled cupcakes.

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Absolutely delicious - I used this recipe for a fund raising event and everyone particularly liked the salted caramel frosting ;-) - 27 Feb 2014

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