Eleven Best Cupcake Recipes


These eleven best cupcake recipes are all easy to make and delicious. My cupcake recipe for Salted Caramel Cupcakes is fabulous.

There is nothing quite like a delicious cupcake. Whether you’re taking one to a picnic or enjoying one as a dessert, these eleven recipes are sure to please. So let’s get baking! Your taste buds will thank you.

salted caramel cupcakes
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Cupcakes are the best. Especially when they are homemade and have salted caramel in the middle of them!

Today I made some delicious Salted Carmel Cupcakes and according to an entire house of people, they are delicious. The reviews were amazing and I can’t wait to share my cupcake recipe with you. This might be my best cupcake recipe ever.

cupcakes with frosting and salted caramel centers

Today I have also joined ten other bloggers and we are sharing fall cupcake recipes. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of my post to see what they have made!

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Cupcakes with a Yummy Center

What makes these cupcakes one of the best cupcake recipes?

These delicious cupcakes have a runny caramel center in the cupcake and frosting with a slight cream cheese taste! The cupcake batter tastes like Snickerdoodles and has a delicious cinnamon taste. How perfect does that sound?

Just delicious!

five cupcakes with buttercream cream cheese frosting

Look how great these cupcakes looked just after I took them out of the oven.

cupcakes baked in the oven

The salted caramel sauce was easy to make. I just melted caramel candies with cream and added a bit of salt. 

salted caramel sauce on the stove top

Next, I made a small hole in the center of each cupcake. (I used an apple core tool!) Just be sure to only remove the cake 3/4 of the way down the cupcake.

Then fill each cupcake hole with the salted caramel sauce. 

pouring salted caramel in to cupcake center holes

Don’t these look amazing? I love that the caramel centers are kind of a surprise. By now you should know this is the best cupcake recipe ever!

cupcakes with salted caramel centers

Salted Caramel Cupcake Recipe

Here is the recipe. It’s easy to follow and this cupcake recipe is fun to make!

Yield: 12 - 14 cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

salted caramel cupcakes

These Salted Caramel cupcakes are to die for. They taste a bit like a snickerdoodle and are filled with warm caramel inside.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • About 25 Werther's chewy caramels
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups.

In one bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, mix the butter in a bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and sour cream and mix until fluffy again, about one minute.

Gently fold the butter mixture into the dry ingredients.

Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full with batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes. Let cool.

To make the salted caramel sauce, mix the caramel candies and cream in a bowl and cook under low heat on the cooktop. Continue until melted and stir occasionally. Remove from heat and add salt.

Using a tiny spoon or apple corer, cut a hold doen the center of each cupcake, only cutting about 3/4 of the way through. Fill each hole with melted caramel sauce.

To make the buttercream cream cheese frosting, mix the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and confectioners sugar in the mixer. Mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Frost with a large round icing tip and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 53gProtein: 5g

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More Cupcake Recipes

Here are ten more wonderful fall cupcake recipes!

cupcake ideas

Easy Halloween Cupcakes / Modern Glam

Best Cupcake Recipes / My 100 Year Old Home

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes / My Sweet Savannah

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes / Zevy Joy

Caramel Apple Cupcakes / The Happy Housie

Caramel Corn Cupcakes / Town and Country Living

cupcake ideas

Mini Cauldron Cakes / Tatertots & Jello

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing / Twelve on Main

Jack ‘O Lantern Halloween Cupcakes / Finding Lovely

Easy Kid-Friendly Halloween Treats / Pink Peppermint Design

Banana Ginger Teacakes / Life Is Better At Home

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  1. These sound and look delicious. You had me at Snickerdoodle and caramel. I have made pretty much every dessert there is but never cupcakes. Not once and funny thing, I love them.


  2. The directions are confusing for the batter. I’m supposed to mix the butter with cream cheese until fluffy?

  3. I have tried twice to make these and thought because my sour cream and eggs were too cold that they would not blend with the butter but even on the second try with room temperature ingredients they will not meld. I will proceed on without fluffy sour cream/eggs etc. and see what happens.

    1. Hmmm. I put my butter in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it and then mixed them easily. How did the cupcakes come out?

      1. With both attempts the sour cream did not blend but on the second go I added the dry ingredients, mixed it well, and they came out great. They are delicious for sure!!!

  4. Oh. My. Gosh! I just want to sink my teeth into these cupcakes. These are absolutely fab! I’m definitely saving the recipe for later.
    Leslie, thank you A LOT for sharing this brilliant idea. Such treasure. Look forward to your new awesome recipes. Your blog is wonderful, and I appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.

    Best wishes,

  5. Hi! I’m planning on making these this weekend for a birthday party 🙂 Could you tell me how many cupcakes this recipe makes? Thank you!

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