Butterscotch Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Frosting

Treat your guests to these delicious butterscotch cupcakes topped with caramel frosting - perfect dessert to serve a crowd.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup sugar
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2/3
cup milk
3/4
cup butterscotch chips, coarsely chopped

Caramel Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
3 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Garnish

1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups, grease bottom and sides of muffin cups with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 of mixture at a time, and milk, about 1/2 at a time, beating just until blended. Stir in butterscotch chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar with whisk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Return to boiling. Remove from heat; cool until lukewarm, about 30 minutes. Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Frost cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle each with kosher salt.

Expert Tips

No Kosher salt? Try sprinkling chopped salted peanuts on the frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
38g
38%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.