Every Starbucks Lover Should Make These Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

caramel frappuccino cupcakes

Get your coffee fix in the sweetest way possible! These caramel frappuccino cupcakes are filled with a silky caramel sauce and piped with ruffled vanilla buttercream for a taste you won’t be able to resist.

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

Yield: about 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcake

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 medium sized eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 heaped tablespoon coffee brewed with a small amount of boiling water
  • For the Caramel Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup double or whipping cream
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of butter
  • 6 drops of vanilla extract
  • For the Buttercream

  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 6-10 drops of vanilla extract
  • Tools

  • Cupcake pan
  • Piping bag
  • Piping tip of your choosing
  • Instructions

    1. Mix the Batter

    Preheat your oven to 325 F and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Cream your butter and sugar together before gradually adding in the flour, eggs and coffee mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.

    2. Bake

    caramel frappuccino cupcake base

    Separate the batter evenly between the 12 cupcake cases and bake for 20-30 mins or until a skewer or knife comes out clean. Set the cupcakes aside to cool.

    3. Make the Caramel Filling

    caramel filling

    In a saucepan add the butter, brown sugar, cream, salt and vanilla extract on medium heat. Stir the mix for a 5-8 minutes as everything blends together and becomes thicker.

    When your caramel sauce is a thickness you like take the pan off of the heat and pour the sauce into a jar or bowl to cool.

    4. Fill the Cupcakes

    cupcakes filled with caramel

    Fill your cupcake with the caramel filling using your preferred method.

    5. Whip Up the Buttercream

    Cream your butter in a stand-up mixer. When smooth and silky gradually add in the confectioner’s sugar at intervals.

    Be sure to taste test your buttercream regularly until it is the sweetness you like. We always aim for our buttercream to taste even; so both main ingredients should share an equal amount of taste. Add the vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.

    6. Decorate

    caramel frap cupcake

    Fill a piping bag with buttercream and pipe a pretty topping to your cupcake.

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