Cream Soda-Toffee Cupcakes

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
18 cupcakes


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup cream soda (not diet)

  • ¾ cup toffee pieces

  • 1 recipe Browned-Butter Frosting

Browned-Butter Frosting

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Dash salt

  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and vanilla.

  3. Alternately add flour mixture, buttermilk, and cream soda to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of the toffee pieces. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full.

  4. Bake about 18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; cool completely on racks. Frost tops with Browned-Butter Frosting. Sprinkle with remaining toffee pieces.

Browned-Butter Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan heat 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat about 8 minutes or until butter turns a light golden brown; cool. In a medium bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the browned butter until combined. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt, beating well. Beat in enough buttermilk to make frosting spreading consistency. Use immediately. If frosting starts to set up, stir in a small amount of boiling water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
14g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 62mg 1%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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