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Homemade butterscotch cupcakes

Butterscotch Cupcakes

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, buttercream icing, butterscotch, butterscotch syrup, cupcakes, dessert, salted caramel, salted caramel buttercream, salted caramel cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 2/3 cup Prairie Farms Salted Caramel Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick Prairie Farms unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • Frosting
  • 2 stick Prairie Farms unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp Prairie Farms Salted Caramel Milk
  • Butterscotch Syrup


  • Preheat Oven to 350°F
  • Line two 12 cup muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  • Beat the butter and sugar in a standing mixer (with the wire attachment) on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time.
  • Turn down mixer speed to medium low; add half of the flour mixture, then all of the Salted Caramel milk.
  • Lastly, add the remaining flour mixture and blend until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners about three-quarters full. The batter will rise as it's baked. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Then transfer cupcakes to a cooling rack. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  • To create frosting beat butter and shortening in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until fluffy. Then slowly add powdered sugar, using a rubber spatula to clean the sides. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Use a star shaped decorating tip to swirl icing on top. Lastly, drizzle the icing with butterscotch syrup. Enjoy!


You can store remaining buttercream in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Sprinkle cupcakes with cinnamon sugar and enjoy with an ice cold glass of milk.