Lyle's Good-and-Syrupy Cupcakes

Lyle's Golden Syrup Cupcake Recipe

Try your hand at these irresistibly tasty golden syrup cupcakes with that baked-in syrupy goodness, topped off with swirls of delicious buttercream icing.


12 cupcakes


25 minutes


20-25 minutes



  • 185g (6½oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 150g (5oz) Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar
  • 185g (6½oz) self-raising flour
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk

Buttercream & Decoration

  • 110g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g (7oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar + extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup + extra for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp milk


How To Make Lyle's Golden Syrup Cupcakes

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How To Make Lyle's Golden Syrup Cupcakes

Our Lyle's Golden Syrup cupcake recipe is a long-standing family favourite. Enriched with our famous Lyle’s Golden Syrup, these tasty treats are the perfect addition to any occasion – from family gatherings to midnight snacks!
Follow these 5 simple steps to create the ultimate golden syrup cupcakes!

1.    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160° Fan, 350°F, Gas 4 while you combine the butter, Lyle's Golden Syrup, Golden Caster Sugar, flour, eggs and milk together in a bowl. Beat with a mixer until soft and creamy.

2.    Divide the mixture between paper cases in a 12-hole muffin tin and bake on the middle shelf for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown (and they spring back when lightly pressed with a finger). Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool while you make the buttercream.

3.    Plonk the butter in a bowl, sift over the icing sugar and mix until soft, then add the Lyle's Golden Syrup and milk and stir it smooth.

4.    Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and decorate the cakes with a swirl of butter cream.

5.    You're ready to just drizzle over a little Lyle's Golden Syrup, lightly dust with Icing Sugar and serve away.


  • •    Try to mix your batter with a light hand to allow air bubbles to form for fluffier cupcakes.

    •    If you find the additional buttercream a tad too sweet for your taste, try making the cupcakes without it – they’re just as tasty.

    •    Enjoy the warming golden tang in these moist, generous cupcakes. We bet you can't stop at just one!

    •    Remember to share this golden syrup cupcakes recipe with your family and friends!