Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes

If you like Peanut Butter and Caramel these cupcakes are for you! A peanut butter cupcake packed with flavour, topped with caramel frosting and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce! And if that´s not enough I added some M&M´s too...... (oh yeah!!)

Si te gusta la crema de cacahuetes y caramelo estos cupcakes son para ti! Un cupcake de crema de cacahuetes lleno de sabor, cubierto con frosting de caramelo y rociado con una salsa casera de caramelo! Y si eso no es suficiente he añadido un poco de M & M también ...... (oh sí!)

I´m a sucker for salted caramel.. anything with the combo sweet & salty and I just can´t get enough of it.. Although this time I used regular caramel sauce and paired it with a salty peanut butter cupcake ;-) I got my sweet & salty is all I´ll say..

Soy muy golosa en cuanto al caramelo salado .. cualquier cosa por la combinación de dulce y salado y yo simplemente no puedo tener suficiente .. Aunque esta vez usé salsa de caramelo normal y junto con el cupcake de crema de cacahuetes salado;-) Conseguí mi dulce y salado, es todo lo que voy a decir ..


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Makes 36 cupcakes (2 tablespoons of batter/ liner)

Caramel Sauce:
50g butter without salt at room temperature
200ml full cream (heated for 15 seconds in the microwave)
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
1 cup peanut butter at room temperature
113g butter without salt at room temperature
2 cups of brown sugar
2 ½ cups of sifted flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 L eggs at room temperature
1 ½ cups of low fat milk (not fat free)

Caramel Frosting:
2 x 250g butter without salt at room temperature
2 heaped tablespoons of full cream cheese
4 heaped tablespoons of homemade caramel sauce (as above)
pinch of salt
2 ½  - 3 cups of sifted icing sugar (depending on taste)


Caramel Sauce:

Heat sugar on medium temperature in a heavy bottom sauce pan until the sugar has melted and it has a rich amber colour, turn off the heat and slowly add the cream (be extremely careful as the sugar mixture can splash at this time), now add the butter and vanilla. Take off the stove and let cool at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes:

Pre-heat your oven at 175ºC and prepare your cupcake tray with your liners. Sift your dry ingredients together and leave to one side. Mix together on medium to high speed your butter, peanut butter and brown sugar (this step takes about 10 minutes because brown sugar needs longer time to reach the consistency needed for the cupcakes). Add your eggs 1 by 1 and then your vanilla essence. Now add your dry ingredients and milk alternatively. Don´t overmix the batter! Scoop 2 x tablespoons of the batter into each cupcake liner and bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool for aprox. 10 minutes on a cooling rack and remove from the cupcake tray. Cool completely before frosting.

Caramel Frosting:

Sift your icing sugar and salt together. Cream your butter and cream cheese together with your paddle attachment (not whisk). Slowly add your icing sugar mixture and when well combined, add your caramel sauce. Ensure the mixture is creamy and well blended. Frost your cooled cupcakes (I used a large open star tip with a “ice cream swirl” motion, topped it with more caramel sauce and lastly but surely not the least, some delicious chocolate M&M´s in different colours.. YUM!!

I absolutelty love the flavour of these cupcakes.. truely they are simply too good to resist.. I will definitely be making this recipe again!! To make the cute little flag toppers, all you need is some toothpicks, your favourite coloured/patterned washi-tape & a good pair of scissors.. it couldn´t be easier :-) (and I love easy!!)

Absolutamente me encanta el sabor de estos cupcakes .. realmente son simplemente demasiado bueno para resistirse .. Definitivamente haré esta receta de nuevo! Para hacer las pequeñas lindas banderitas, todo lo que necesitas son unos palillos, su color / patrón washi (cinta) favorita y unas tijeras .. no podría ser más fácil :-) (y me encanta lo fácil!)

I´m heading to a friend´s birthday party so I need to say goodbye but promise to share a new recipe very soon! I´m not sure if you guys are the same but I suffer from withdrawel symptoms when I don´t bake or make something at least every 2/3 days.. I absolutely love experiencing with flavours, recipes, ideas, etc in my kitchen :-) Happy baking!

Me voy a la fiesta de cumpleaños de una amiga, así que tengo que decir adiós, pero prometo compartir una nueva receta muy pronto! No estoy segura si vosotros sois iguales, pero yo sufro de síntomas de abstención cuando no horneo o hago algo por lo menos cada 2/3 días .. Me encanta experimentar con sabores, recetas, ideas, etc.; en mi cocina :-) feliz horneada!