Don't miss a single recipe from Picky Palate: sign up for my weekly newsletter





Desserts
Apr
11
2016

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Tags: , ,

These Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake are all kinds of delicious. Whip up a batch today!

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

What a treat partnering with Werther’s Original in honor of National Caramel Day!  I’ve developed a cupcake that you are going to absolutely love.  You have a homemade yellow butter cake with crushed caramel candies melted throughout when baked and my homemade buttercream on top with melted Werther’s Soft Caramels.

In celebration of National Caramel Day on Tuesday, April 5, Werther’s Original distributed 1 million pieces of rich, creamy caramel for commuters and candy lovers in the New York City area.  They got to see Werther’s giant, 6-foot-diameter candy bowl for themselves on National Caramel Day, located near the Times Square subway entrance.  How fun is that?!  Wish I was there to see that!

Oh my goodness, I’m nuts for these cupcakes with Werther’s Caramels.  Great for your upcoming parties!  Hope you enjoy!

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Your line up of ingredients.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

How amazing are Werther’s Original Caramels?  It was hard to not eat the caramels before I baked with them!

Candy-maker Gustav Nebel first introduced his delicious, iconic caramel recipe in 1909 in the small European village of Werther, Germany.

Using only the best ingredients — real butter, fresh cream, white and brown sugars, a pinch of salt and a lot of time — he created a treasure worthy of being wrapped in gold and named the candy Werther’s Original in honor of his village. Crafting this smooth, creamy caramel became a family tradition handed down through generations.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

To start, cream your butter and sugar until well combined.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

You’ll add your eggs and vanilla up next.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Stir in the sour cream.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Add half of your dry ingredients.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Half of your buttermilk.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Unwrap 12 hard caramel candies.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

I placed them in a zip top bag and crushed with a rolling pin.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Stir in your crushed caramels.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

This batter 🙂

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Place batter into lined cupcake tins about 1/2-3/4 full.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20-22 minutes, until baked through.  Let cool completely.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Unwrap 20 soft caramels.  Werther’s Original Soft Caramels is the newest addition to Werther’s and our softest caramel yet. Candy lovers can discover their softer side with the rich, smooth taste of Werther’s Original in soft, creamy caramels.

All varieties of Werther’s Original are available in grocery stores and retailers nationwide in several varieties, from hard, chewy, soft and filled caramels, to sugar-free caramels and even caramel popcorn.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Place into a small saucepan with a couple tablespoons of milk to melt.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Prepare the buttercream, scoop or spread onto cupcakes and slowly drizzle partially cooled caramel.

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

These could not be more beautiful and delicious.  Hope you enjoy!

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Butter Cake

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter CakePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (no substitutions)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 unwrapped Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies

Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 20 unwrapped Werther’s Original Soft Caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Place butter and sugar into stand mixer, beat until well combined. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well combined. Slowly add half of buttermilk, half of dry ingredients then remaining buttermilk and dry ingredients mixing until well combined. Stir in Werther’s Original crushed caramels.
  3. While cupcakes are cooling, place butter into stand mixer and beat until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar until you’ve got a nice consistency. Stir heavy cream until smooth. Frost over cupcakes. Place Werther’s soft caramels and milk into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and let cool until thick yet still able to drizzle. Slowly drizzle over tops of frosting and serve.

Makes 18 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Werther’s Original. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


Follow me on instagram

FOLLOW PICKY PALATE ON INSTAGRAM! Show me what recipes you're making from Picky Palate by using #pickypalate.

Comments Leave a Reply
Print Recipe Print Recipe


Powered by MailChimp

Other recipes you may enjoy...

Comments

26 Responses | Comments RSS


  1. 1

    Ohhh my, I’m drooling! These sound incredible, and so easy with those Werther’s caramels! Still in love with your Kitchenaid, too. I sort of love everything about this post, lol.

  2. 2
  3. 3
    zameer khan says:

    Wow! thanks for the great recipe of Caramel Cupcakes,your posts are awesome 🙂

  4. 4

    One of my all-time favorite candies!! Crushing them up into cupcakes is the best idea ever!!

  5. 5

    Yellow cake is my FAVORITE, and then with all that caramel topping? You NAILED it with these babies! Pinned!

  6. 6
    naomi says:

    One of my FAV combos! That caramel drizzle – yes, please!

  7. 7

    my fav candy!! love that you used it in this cupcake!

  8. 8
    Chris Bennett says:

    Hi Jenny,
    The carmel cupcakes sound delish..!
    I have a question about the number of eggs needed for the cupcakes – does it require more the 1 egg??
    I see more than 1 in the photo and the recipe is plural- wouldn’t want them to be a failure. Thanks!
    Chris Bennett

  9. 9
    Kristen says:

    The cutest cupcakes! Love that giant drizzle of caramel. These look so good. 😜

  10. 10

    Jenny, we love Werther’s, too. SO yummy. Classic! Great recipe!

  11. 11
    Kim says:

    OMG Werther’s <3 This recipe looks so easy and so yummy! Should definitely try. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. 12

    Gahh!!! I love weathers original! these look awesome!

  13. 13

    Jenny, these cupcakes look amazing. Love that caramel on top and the bits inside. Genius!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    These look so delicious!

  15. 15
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    Werther’s are so addicting! I love that you incorporated both the hard and soft candies into this recipe.

  16. 16

    Those cupcakes look so good! Love the melted caramel topping!

  17. 17
    Rachel says:

    Yum! My hubby loves caramel so I am definitely going to have to make these. 🙂

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

  18. 18

    OMG! These cupcakes are beautiful! Would not last long around my house!

  19. 19
    Giovanna says:

    Wow this looks so good, can’t wait to try. Your blog is amazing, would love to get your feedback on my blog 🙂
    xoxo
    http://congusedgirlinthecity.com/blog

  20. 20
    Matt says:

    that drizzle makes those cupcakes.

  21. 21

    Those cupcakes…..that caramel….I.CAN’T.EVEN!

  22. 22

    Such tempting cupcakes!

  23. 23
  24. 24

    It’s kind of silly, but when I was a kid Werther’s was my favorite. I was like a little butterscotch caramel addict. Pretty sure I still am too. These cupcakes look absolutely amazing!

  25. 25

    I am a sucker for soft caramels – I’m swooning over these!!

  26. 26
    google mail says:

    Genius!!!!! I am so making these this Summer!


Leave a Comment



Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!





Categories



Archives



Old El Paso Official Partner

Order My Cookbook!


Subscribe by Email



Powered by MailChimp


1 social-lg

Featured Recipe


Where To Eat at Disneyland