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Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

by Nick Makrides
Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

Pop! These cupcakes are the perfect caramel tret to eat while you watch your favourite movie this weekend! And they’re super fun to make too!

Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup Butterscotch Sauce
  • 3/4 cup creamed corn
  • Caramel Popcorn


  • 1 Batch Fluffy Buttercream frosting



  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients and mix them on low speed. Meanwhile mix all the wet ingredients together. Yogurt, eggs, creamed corn, milk, oil and vanilla.
  • Next add your softened butter all at once until the batter appears grainy with a sand-like texture to it. Lastly, add the wet ingredients in a slow and steady stream. Once its mixed, stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl.
  • Scoop your batter into your prepared cupcake tin lined with cupcake papers. Fill them ¾ of the way. Bake for 20-25 min or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs.
  • Once they’ve completely cooled down use a knife or apple corer to create a hole in the centre. Then fill them up with butterscotch sauce.
  • To Frost: I used a plain tip nozzle, and piped them with buttercream frosting. Then I finished them off with another drizzle of butterscotch sauce and topped them with a cluster of my caramel popcorn.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 20g
Calories : 195kcal
Carbonhydrates: 20g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 33mg
Sodium: 175mg
Potassium : 67mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 206IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 70mg
Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclosure

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Lynz April 14, 2022 - 4:53 am

5 stars
So these are probably the best cupcakes I’ve ever made or eaten. By a lot. Making all the components is a pain but WOW are they worth the work! I will absolutely make them again – I don’t think I’ll have any choice in the matter, given how much my friends loved them! Yield is 24 cupcakes (I also got 6 minis out of the batter).

Nick Makrides April 26, 2022 - 12:36 pm

That’s so amazing to hear Lynz! Would you prefer to see simpler recipes on here? Nx


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