Salted Caramel Vanilla Cupcakes

AuthorAnnabel
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

These lovely little morsel's are a true treat and an impressive addition to a family party table.

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Yields12 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins
Cup cake
 1 cup flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 1 egg
  cup sugar
 ½ cup oil
 2 vanilla beans
 ½ cup buttermilk
Frosting
 ½ cup butter
 ¾ cup brown sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 vanilla beans
 2 ½ cups caster sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ½ tbsp salt
 choc chipsoptional
What are we cooking today?
1

A true treat, which everyone deserves every now and again, these cupcakes are delicious and impressive to serve to children and adults alike.

Getting started
2

Preheat oven to 175C.

3

Grease a cupcake tray or add cupcake cups to a cupcake tray.

Cupcakes
4

Add the flour, baking powder, salt to a bowl, mix and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, blend the egg and sugar until smooth.

6

Add the oil, vanilla beans and blend.

7

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the buttermilk and blend.

8

Add the other half of the dry ingredients and remaining buttermilk and blend.

9

Scoop the batter into the cupcake moulds ensuring it's evenly distributed.

10

Put in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

11

Remove and allow to cool.

Frosting
12

In a saucepan and over a low heat, melt the butter and add the brown sugar.

13

Add 1/2 of the heavy cream while whisking, and turn up the heat and continue to whisk until the mixture comes to the boil.

14

Once the brown sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.

15

While whisking, add the salt, vanilla beans, and mix thoroughly.

16

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the castor sugar and mix with a blender.

17

Add the remaining heavy cream and blend well.

18

Using a piping bag, add the frosting to the cupcakes.

19

Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with maple syrup (optional) or caramel sauce (optional) and decorate as desired.

Annabelle's tips
20

For a less labour intensive option, this recipe can easily be turned into a cake rather than cupcakes. Just use a cake tin instead!

Ingredients

Cup cake
 1 cup flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 1 egg
  cup sugar
 ½ cup oil
 2 vanilla beans
 ½ cup buttermilk
Frosting
 ½ cup butter
 ¾ cup brown sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 vanilla beans
 2 ½ cups caster sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ½ tbsp salt
 choc chipsoptional

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

A true treat, which everyone deserves every now and again, these cupcakes are delicious and impressive to serve to children and adults alike.

Getting started
2

Preheat oven to 175C.

3

Grease a cupcake tray or add cupcake cups to a cupcake tray.

Cupcakes
4

Add the flour, baking powder, salt to a bowl, mix and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, blend the egg and sugar until smooth.

6

Add the oil, vanilla beans and blend.

7

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the buttermilk and blend.

8

Add the other half of the dry ingredients and remaining buttermilk and blend.

9

Scoop the batter into the cupcake moulds ensuring it's evenly distributed.

10

Put in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

11

Remove and allow to cool.

Frosting
12

In a saucepan and over a low heat, melt the butter and add the brown sugar.

13

Add 1/2 of the heavy cream while whisking, and turn up the heat and continue to whisk until the mixture comes to the boil.

14

Once the brown sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.

15

While whisking, add the salt, vanilla beans, and mix thoroughly.

16

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the castor sugar and mix with a blender.

17

Add the remaining heavy cream and blend well.

18

Using a piping bag, add the frosting to the cupcakes.

19

Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with maple syrup (optional) or caramel sauce (optional) and decorate as desired.

Annabelle's tips
20

For a less labour intensive option, this recipe can easily be turned into a cake rather than cupcakes. Just use a cake tin instead!

Salted Caramel Vanilla Cupcakes
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate
Rating
Yields12 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

Cup cake
 1 cup flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 1 egg
  cup sugar
 ½ cup oil
 2 vanilla beans
 ½ cup buttermilk
Frosting
 ½ cup butter
 ¾ cup brown sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 vanilla beans
 2 ½ cups caster sugar
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ½ tbsp salt
 choc chipsoptional

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

A true treat, which everyone deserves every now and again, these cupcakes are delicious and impressive to serve to children and adults alike.

Getting started
2

Preheat oven to 175C.

3

Grease a cupcake tray or add cupcake cups to a cupcake tray.

Cupcakes
4

Add the flour, baking powder, salt to a bowl, mix and set aside.

5

In a separate bowl, blend the egg and sugar until smooth.

6

Add the oil, vanilla beans and blend.

7

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the buttermilk and blend.

8

Add the other half of the dry ingredients and remaining buttermilk and blend.

9

Scoop the batter into the cupcake moulds ensuring it's evenly distributed.

10

Put in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

11

Remove and allow to cool.

Frosting
12

In a saucepan and over a low heat, melt the butter and add the brown sugar.

13

Add 1/2 of the heavy cream while whisking, and turn up the heat and continue to whisk until the mixture comes to the boil.

14

Once the brown sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.

15

While whisking, add the salt, vanilla beans, and mix thoroughly.

16

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the castor sugar and mix with a blender.

17

Add the remaining heavy cream and blend well.

18

Using a piping bag, add the frosting to the cupcakes.

19

Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with maple syrup (optional) or caramel sauce (optional) and decorate as desired.

Annabelle's tips
20

For a less labour intensive option, this recipe can easily be turned into a cake rather than cupcakes. Just use a cake tin instead!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.4g3%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 6.2mg1%
Potassium 10.8mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.6g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g1%
Sugars 5g
Protein 0.18g1%

Calcium 0.41%
Iron 0.33%
Vitamin D 3.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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