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Cupcake recipes from Creations by Kara
Butterscotch Cupcakes
Servings: 20 cupcakes
Author: Kara
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant butterscotch pudding
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, dry pudding mix, sugar, baking power, salt, and butterscotch chips. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir till just combined. Pour into 20 paper lined muffin cups.
  2. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks.

  3. For frosting: Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Cook till it foams and starts to turn light brown. Quickly add brown sugar. Stir and cook till mixture comes to a boil. Slowly whisk in the cream, and bring to a boil again, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Cool for about 20 minutes. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp of milk, adding more milk as needed for a thick and creamy frosting. Pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with butterscotch chips if desired.