Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

Toffee pieces and cream soda make this fabulous dessert recipe a kid favorite.

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Makes:
18 servings
Yields:
18 cupcakes
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
18 mins 350°F
Cool:
5 mins
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Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
3
eggs
1
tablespoon molasses
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup cream soda (not diet)
3/4
cup toffee pieces
1
recipe Brown Butter Frosting (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Makes 18 cupcakes.

Brown Butter Frosting

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup softened butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
 
Dash salt
1
tablespoons buttermilk

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

(Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes)
    Per serving:
  • 307 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 69 mg chol.,
  • 241 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 31 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Related Categories

Cakes, Chocolate Desserts, Desserts
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