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Gooey Caramel Cupcakes

Sugary delight. Inspired by Fantales



  • 3/4 cup of plain flour

  • 1/4 cup of cocoa

  • 1/2 a cup of caster sugar (I add approx 2/3 of a cup because the batter can turn a tad bitter)

  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence (add more if necessary)

  • 80g of butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup of milk

  • 1 pack of Colombines or chewy caramels

  • 1/2 cup of thickened cream


  • 2 cups of icing sugar

  • 1/2 cup of butter

  • Vanilla essence

  • Cocoa


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 160*C. Place patty pans in muffin tin.

  • 3.

    Sift all dry ingredients into mixing bowl.

  • 4.

    Make a well in the centre of the mixture.

  • 5.

    Add all remaining ingredients and mix with an electric mixture until just combined.

  • 6.

    Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue mixing for 2 minutes of medium speed.

  • 7.

    TASTE the mixture and add additional ingredients according to taste

  • 8.

    Place mixture in patty pans and cook for 15-18 minutes in oven.

  • 9.


  • 10.

    Melt the colombines in the microwave in a microwave proof bowl, mix immediately (make sure you dont let them harden).

  • 11.

    Add some cream to the melted caramels and stir vigorously, then place back in microwave.

  • 12.

    Melt for another 20 seconds and continue mixing until the cream has turned caramelly and just have a taste :D

  • 13.

    Make a hole in the centre of your cupcakes and fill with creamy caramel mixture. It may not apprear filled because the mixture soaks up the caramel.

  • 14.


  • 15.

    Add icing sugar, butter, vanilla essence and cocoa and beat through until all mixed.

  • 16.

    Taste and add ingredients accordingly

  • 17.

    Pipe or spread onto cakes and add caramely to icing if desired. :D


Its all about taste, if the mixture sint sweet enough, add more sugar etc, its all about experimentation.

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