Salted Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

I am obsessed with salted caramel.  It probably comes from the chocolate tour I attended, where I tried the amazing Paul A. Young sea salt caramel chocolates.  Ever since, I want to make pretty much everything sea salt caramel: fudge, cookies, cake.  It was only a matter of time before I had to try making a salted chocolate caramel cupcake.  I made this for a party I attended and I was actually really happy with the results – someone actually said to me that they could really taste the salty and the sweet, which was really exactly what I was going for with this cupcake!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake (adapted from Cake Days)


80g unsalted butter

280g caster sugar

240g plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon flaked sea salt

240 ml milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

150g dulce de leche


Cream together butter and sugar.  Mix in the eggs and vanilla.


Sift in the flour and baking powder.  Mix in the milk and dulche de leche.

DSC_0196Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and bake at 190C (375F) for between 18 and 20 minutes.


Take out the cupcakes and let them cool.  I didn’t get a photo of the frosting (as I was in quite a rush to get it done for a party), but I can provide you with the ingredients.

420g icing sugar

80g cocoa powder

160g unsalted butter

50ml whole milk

100g dulce de leche

I’d recommend mixing them all together with either a hand mixer or a stand mixer before piping .  I’d recommend sprinkling some sea salt on the top to achieve the same mixture of sweet and salt.

DSC_0289Are you also obsessed with salted caramel?  What have you made with it?


One comment

  1. These look amazing, I love Paul Young too. Sea Salt nom!

    FoodNerd x

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