Eleven Best Cupcake Recipes

These eleven best cupcake recipes are all easy to make and delicious. The recipes are all perfect for fall and my recipe for Salted Caramel cupcakes is fabulous. 

cupcakes with frosting and salted caramel centers

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 lakehouse of people, they are delicious. The reviews were amazing and I can’t wait to share my cupcake recipe with you.

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

two cupcakes on tray

What makes these cupcakes one of the best ever cupcake recipes? It’s the runny caramel center in the cupcake and the 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 look just after I took them out of the oven.

cupcakes baked in the oven

The salted caramel sauce was really easy to make. I just melted caramel candies with cream and salt. 

salted caramel sauce on the stove top

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

Then fill each 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.

cupcakes with salted caramel centers

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

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKE BATTER
  • 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
  • CARAMEL SAUCE
  • About 25 Werther's chewy caramels
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 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

Instructions

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!

These are so delicious.

salted caramel cupcakes

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

 

17 thoughts on “Eleven Best Cupcake Recipes

  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.

    Cindy

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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,
    Ann

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