Jun 212010

Sorry I haven’t been around much the last couple of days. My daughter was sick so there wasn’t much cooking going on. I fully intend to make up for it starting with these. I go the recipe here. It made 24 cupcakes and I really am trying hard not to go eat one. We shall see how long that lasts!

Cupcake Ingredients


Adding the Toffee Bits

Ready for the Oven

Fresh out of the Oven

Frosting Ingredients

Mixing it Up


Ready to EAT!!

Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 whole eggs
1 tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cream soda, not diet!!
3/4 cup English toffee bits
Brown Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter, divided
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon buttermilk, as needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.

In large bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugars; beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, on low until combined. Beat in molasses and vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture, buttermilk, and cream soda to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of the toffee. Fill cups 3/4 full. Bake about 18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool. Frost; top with remaining toffee.

Brown Butter Frosting: For brown butter, in saucepan heat 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat until lightly browned, about 8 minutes; cool. In bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add cooled brown butter; beat until combined. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and dash salt. Beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons buttermilk until spreadable. Use immediately. If frosting begins to set up, stir in a small amount of boiling water. Makes 1 1/4 cups frosting.

I haven’t had one (and it’s KILLING ME!!) but the batter and frosting were both really good!! Hopefully Justin will let us know if they are as yummy as the look.

UPDATE: My will is weak tonight and I broke down and had one. It was good, it was very very good!!!

  One Response to “Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes”

  1. Richard and I shared one of these tonight. He is taking the rest to work tomorrow. It sure won’t be easy to make it through the rest of the night without eating another one. Super yummy! Especially with a glass of cold milk. Thanks! Mommy

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