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Lyle’s Halloween Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Recipe

Prep

<30 MIN

Bake

20-25 mins

Serves

10+

Difficulty

Medium

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These salted caramel buttercream cupcakes are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds! With beautifully piped pumpkins on the top in autumnal shades of peach and orange, these sweet, salty and delicious cakes make the perfect teatime treat!

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Lyle’s Golden Syrup Tin

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HOW TO MAKE CUPCAKES WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM

To make the cupcakes

Step 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.

Step 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.

To make the buttercream

Step 1

Cream the sugar and butter together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2

Fold in the dulce de leche, vanilla and salt until combined.

Step 3

Separate out 3 tablespoons of the buttercream mixture into a separate bowl and add a small amount of green food colouring until it is the desired colour.

Step 4

Add orange food colouring to the remainder (and majority) of the mixture until a pumpkin orange shade is achieved.

Step 5

Using a piping bag, pipe a pumpkin shape with the orange buttercream, before using a new piping bag filled with green buttercream to add the leaves on top.

Step 6

Allow to firm in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

Ingredients

Serving

1

For the muffins

Butter

Unsalted butter, softened

185 g
Lyle's-golden-syrup

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

3 tbsp
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar

150 g
Flour

Self raising flour

185 g
Eggs

Egg

3
Milk

Full fat milk

2 tbsp

For the buttercream

Butter

Butter

160 g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

200 g

Dulce de leche

4 tbsp
Salt-table

Pinch fine table salt

1/2 tsp
Vanilla

Vanilla

1 tsp
Food-colouring-liquid

Orange food colouring

Drops green food colouring

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