Caramel Egg Cupcakes

Caramel Egg Cupcakes

I do love a Creme Egg around Easter time, but I’ve always slightly preferred Caramel Eggs – if I have to choose that is! Last year I made Salted Caramel Egg Brownies which are still one of my favourite bakes ever. So this year I wanted to create Caramel Egg Cupcakes! The base is a chocolate sponge that’s super moist and light, I’ve filled it with a hidden caramel centre, then topped it with caramel buttercream and half of a Caramel Egg. I did think of baking a whole Caramel Egg inside the cupcake similar to my Creme Egg Cupcakes, but caramel and chocolate together can be quite intense so I went for a caramel filling instead and it does not disappoint!

Step by step…

To make the chocolate sponge I first creamed together the baking spread and caster sugar. I added the eggs and mixed them in.

Then I mixed in self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.

I divided the cupcake batter into cases, then I baked them on 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 minutes.

When they were cool I used a cupcake corer to remove a section from the middle and I filled each hole with some Carnation caramel.

I made a buttercream by mixing together butter, icing sugar and caramel extract, then I piped the buttercream onto each of the cupcakes.

Caramel Egg Cupcakes

I topped the Caramel Egg Cupcakes with the halves of Caramel Egg.

Caramel Egg Cupcakes

The Caramel Egg Cupcakes were absolutely divine! I just cannot resist anything caramel!

What caramel sauce should I use?

My favourite caramel sauce to use is my Homemade Caramel Sauce, it’s rich, smooth and absolutely divine! You can also easily add salt to it to make it into a salted caramel sauce. If you don’t want to make your own, it’s quite easy nowadays to find a good quality ready made caramel (or salted caramel) sauce in the shops or online. I have used Tesco’s Finest, Bonn Maman and Carnation Caramel in the past with great results.

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tinElectric hand mixerPiping bags
Ateco 829 piping nozzleCaramel extractSalted Caramel Sauce
Caramel EggsBrown cupcake cases

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Caramel Egg Cupcakes

Chocolate sponge, caramel filling, caramel buttercream, half a Cadburys caramel egg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 150 g Self raising flour
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Caramel extract I used Tesco's
  • 1 tsp Milk

For decoration and filling

  • 160 g Caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 6 Cadbury's Caramel Eggs cut in half


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, line a muffin tin with cupcake cases
  • To make the sponge, cream together the butter and the caster sugar
  • Add the eggs and milk, and whisk in
  • Whisk in the self raising flour and cocoa powder
  • Divide the cupcakes into 12 muffin cases and bake them for 20-25 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Put them on a rack to cool completely
  • When they are cool use a cupcake corer or a knife to remove a section from the middle of each cupcake
  • Fill each hole with the caramel sauce
  • To make the buttercream, mix together the butter and icing sugar. When it starts to come together, add the caramel extract and milk, and mix until smooth
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of your choice (I used an Ateco 829) or spread on with a spoon
  • Top with the halves of Caramel Egg
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days
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If you need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.

If you like this, check out more of my Cupcake recipes!

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Caramel Egg Cupcakes

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