Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chocolate Butterscotch Bliss Cupcakes

I made some cupcakes to bring to work last week, and the request was 'butterscotch'! I was excited because I have never made butterscotch anything before, so this was a great opportunity to try something new.

I made chocolate cupcakes using the chocolate mint cupcakes recipe, but used vanilla instead of the peppermint extract.  These are an awesome chocolate cupcake recipe, make them for the next birthday!

I then made some homemade butterscotch which turned out so amazing, I wanted to eat it all before it had even cooled! So good! The butterscotch recipe is one I had found online, the original post can be found here.

I cut out a small cone in the top of each cupcake, and then placed about 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of butterscotch in each cut-out.  The little cone pieces were then placed back in their original spot, sealing in the butterscotch filling.

For the icing, I used some of the butterscotch I had made previously to give the icing a slight butterscotch flavor. This worked out really well, and I think this butterscotch icing would be great by itself on a plain chocolate or vanilla cupcake. I can't wait to make it again and try it with vanilla cupcakes!

After the cupcakes were iced, I drizzled the remaining butterscotch sauce on top, and they were ready to go!

The chocolate cupcake recipe makes about 18 cupcakes, and the butterscotch and butterscotch icing recipes work perfectly for the 18 cupcakes.  The chocolate and butterscotch paired really well, they were so tasty and were the first cupcakes to disappear!

Butterscotch Filling/Drizzle
  • 4 tbsp btter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream (or heavy cream)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Place the butter and the brown sugar in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until the butter has completely melted.
  2. Add the corn syrup, vinegar and heavy cream and bring to a boil
  3. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat, then remove from heat and add the vanilla and salt
  4. Let mixture cool and thicken before placing in cupcakes and drizzling on top.
Butterscotch Frosting
  • 2/3 cups butter
  • 2 tbsp of butterscotch 
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted 
  • 2 tsp whipping (or heavy) cream
  1. Cream the butter and butterscotch together in a medium mixing bowl
  2. Add the icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating until fully incorporated before adding the next 1/2 cup
  3. Pour in the whipping cream, and continue beating until fluffy and smooth


  1. I made these the other day and they were DELICIOUS! Everyone devoured them! They were very moist and not overly sweet

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed them!! :)