Toffee cupcakes recipe

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Toffee cupcakes are delicious, simple and cheap to make too. Get the kids involved and have plenty of fun in the kitchen this weekend

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap

These cupcakes have the classic British flavour of toffee throughout. Given by using sweet and sticky toffee sauce these cupcakes have a light sponge that’s soft and moist. These cupcakes are so simple to make and are perfect for sharing with friends and family. A toffee glaze or toffee buttercream is a delicious way to complete these cupcakes. Whether you’re looking for something really special for a celebration or just want something tasty to tuck into with your afternoon tea, give these toffee cupcakes a go and you’ll not be disappointed. It takes just 35 minutes to make and the recipe serves 8 people, so it’s a great one to try if you’re feeding a crowd – but be warned, your guests might just ask for seconds! Try it this week and you’ll find yourself with a new go to recipe.


  • 40g softened butter or margarine
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 120g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp toffee ice-cream sauce
  • 120ml milk

For the frosting:

  • 50g softened butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp toffee ice-cream sauce




  1. To make this cupcake recipe, preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line a muffin tin with 6 to 8 cupcake cases
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix through the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Beat through the egg and toffee sauce. Mix through the milk until just combined
  4. Fill the cupcake cases to two thirds full
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  6. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. When cool make the frosting by beating together the butter and toffee sauce
  7. Add the icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread onto the cakes
Top Tip for making Toffee cupcakes

For added toffee flavour, drizzle toffee sauce over the buttercream just before you serve them


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