Salted Caramel Cupcakes -The Bomb!
Salted Caramel Cupcakes -The Bomb!

Salted Caramel Cupcakes -The Bomb!


These salted caramel cupcakes are the bomb!!!

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

The reason there is only one salted caramel cupcake in these photos is the rest were eaten! 23 cupcakes were demolished and this lone cupcake was confiscated and hidden from the family! It’s a tough measure to take but if I hadn’t hidden it there would have been nothing to share with readers.

4 Layers of Salted Caramel

4 Layers of Salted Caramel

So what makes this salted caramel cupcake better than the rest??? We have four layers of caramel in one little ol cupcake.

“Too much caramel??”  I hear you ask.


These are amazing! Even my none sweet eating family devoured them.

Caramel on Salted Caramel Cupcake

Caramel on Salted Caramel Cupcake

It’s a long recipe but the results are worth the effort. I use the salted caramel sauce on so many desserts. There is just about always a jar in my fridge for emergencies! When the caramel sauce is refrigerated it becomes a toffee but simply heating it in the microwave brings it back to a delicious, hot, pourable caramel.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes -The Bomb!
Recipe Type: Cake
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Julie
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Serves: 24
This Salted Caramel Cupcake is the best you will try. Four layers of deliciousness.
  • 190gm butter
  • 150gm white chocolate
  • 1 cups dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 24 Jersey Caramel lollies
  • Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 250 ml pouring cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 40gm salted butter
  • Salted Caramel Frosting
  • 300gm Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 300gm salted caramel sauce (cooled)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • Decorate
  • 12 Jersey caramels cut in half
  • Remaining salted caramel sauce
  1. Pre heat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake liners in tray.
  3. In a large saucepan combine butter, chocolate, golden syrup and sugar over the heat until melted and combined. Ensure the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Remove from the heat. Add the milk, stir and allow to cool for 10mins.
  5. Stir through the flour.
  6. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
  7. Fill 24 cupcake liners evenly.
  8. Drop in one jersey caramel lolly and bake until cooked through and golden.
Salted Caramel Sauce
  1. In a saucepan heat the cream, butter, salt and dark brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Increase the heat to high and boil the mixture whilst stirring constantly.
  3. Continue to boil and stir until the mixture has reduced. This will take about 5 minutes.
  4. To test if the sauce is ready drop some of the syrup onto the bench. If it cools to a gel consistency the sauce has reduced sufficiently.
Salted Caramel Frosting
  1. Place the cream cheese in a mixer and beat until soft.
  2. Beat the icing though the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Add 300gm of the cooled caramel sauce to the mixer slowly. Continue to mix until combined. It doesn’t matter if there are still flecks of caramel through the frosting.
  4. Place the frosting into a piping bag with a large enough nozzle to allow for the flecks of caramel.
  5. Place the piping bag in the fridge for 1/2 -1hour to achieve a good piping consistency.
  6. Pipe the caramel frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
  1. When it’s time to serve the cupcakes put the remainder of the caramel sauce in the microwave and heat for one minute, until just warm and pourable.
  2. Serve the caramel sauce with the cupcakes and reserved Jersey caramels.
Salted Caramel Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcake

The poor little cupcake looks lonely on it’s pedestal for one. Hehe, but it didn’t last long after the photo was taken (insert evil laugh)!

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

I wish I could lick the spoon again, but alas this dessert is now no more! I have always been a caramel fan above chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, but the salted caramel trend is one I have embraced whole heartedly.  What is your favourite dessert flavor. Would you go to so much trouble, as four layers of salted caramel??

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  1. yummm! 4 layers of salted caramel goodness!

  2. Delicious temptress Julie! I know I’d have to beat my family off with a stick if I tried to keep one back for a photo, as salted caramel is very popular in my household- yummo 🙂

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Julie… I love Jersey Caramels… and your cupcakes are quite outstanding!

  4. Oh, my gosh, I’m swooning! I’m a huge caramel fan, too, and these cupcakes look heavenly!!!

  5. Damn, that looks pretty tasty

  6. I’m giggling at the solo photographed cupcake – thank goodness it isn’t just this household that sometimes gets through blog-intended dishes before they are photographed! Thank goodness you caught one to capture and share 🙂

  7. That’s brilliant! 😮 Four layers of caramel being too much? Never! 😀

  8. These sound amazing!

  9. One can never have too much salted caramel! Mrs K R has been playing with salted caramel quite a bit lately — I’ll definitely be sharing this with her. Think she’ll take the hint? 😉 Good stuff — thanks.

  10. These are amazing! 4 layers of salted caramel, I would love to have it now.

  11. Oh my gosh!! I’ve been craving cupcakes something fierce this week but couldn’t settle on a recipe. These would rock my little world. 🙂

  12. 4 layers of salted caramel is brilliance at work, Julie. Bravo! And thank you for sharing your spectacular how-to =)

  13. they look amazing!

  14. I often have to hide the photo item as well. Love the many layers of caramel! Salted caramel making should be taking place in my house tomorrow 🙂

  15. These cupcakes are over the top! I am glad you confiscated one from the family so that you could share the recipe with us. Love the 4 layers of deliciousness. Sharing this one on Facebook!

  16. Four layers of caramel – now that sounds heavenly!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  17. Beyond heavenly, what utterly delicious cupcakes 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. FOUR layers you say? Oh my…! Can you believe my wife thinks salted caramel is, in her own words, “stupid”? What a heathen… It’s the perfect combination. These look fantastic GG!

  19. Wow these look AMAZING! going to attempt these for a Bridal Shower.
    Quick question though, where does the white chocolate come into it??
    It’s on the ingredients list but not in the recipe!

    • Hi Mel,
      I hope you do make these cupcakes for the bridal shower. The chocolate is melted with the golden syrup and butter in a saucepan. Good luck, I hope you enjoy them 🙂

      • I must have missed that bit 😉
        Made a test batch for the bride to taste and one of the brides maids, plus everyone at work, and they LOVED them!
        You’re a life saver! These are amazing!

        • I am so pleased everyone loved them. The base cake recipe is one I use in so many of my cake creations as it always turns out perfect and so tasty!!

  20. Larissa Avyerinos :

    I want to make these for an upcoming birthday- out of curiosity, will the Jersey caramel lolly melt through the cupcake or as a layer on top? (or will it sink to the bottom?)

    • It kind of sinks a little and makes the cake a bit more fudgy at the bottom. You need cupcake wrappers! It would probably stick to the pan otherwise.

  21. Oh these look divine! Just wondering how many the recipe makes? 24? Thanks!


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