These indulgent Choc-Caramel Cupcakes are designed to tantalise your taste-buds!

The moist chocolate cupcake combined with the creamy icing and gooey caramel centre ensures every bite is a delicious experience. Ideal for morning teas, afternoon teas or for whatever occasion you can use as an excuse, these decadent cupcake treats will leave you struggling not to indulge in a second and third.

The recipe takes under an hour to make and serves 12.

Choc-Caramel Cupcakes




20 Minutes


25 Minutes


  • 150g butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Nestle Top ‘n’ Fill Caramel
  • For the icing, 60 g of dark cooking chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 6 tblsp of milk
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C and line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric beater until pale and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs in one at a team, beating each one in well before adding the next.
  4. Fold in the flour, cocoa powder and buttermilk until smooth.
  5. Spoon two-thirds of the mixture evenly across the cups.
  6. Use a teaspoon to make a small indent in the centre of each cupcake and spoon 1 tsp of the caramel into the centre of each cupcake.
  7. Top with the remaining mixture and smooth the surface.
  8. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted and removed clean.
  9. While the cupcakes are baking, in a large saucepan combine the chocolate, butter and milk over a medium heat.
  10. Bring to boil, stirring frequently.
  11. Remove from heat and beat in icing sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth, set aside in fridge to cool.
  12. Remove cupcakes from oven and set aside in a pan for 5 minutes to cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Once the icing and cupcakes have both cooled down, pipe or spread the chocolate icing over each cupcake and finish with a slight drizzle of caramel on the top of each cupcake.

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