Monday, June 22, 2009

Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

I must be bakers challenged. I somehow continuously mess up cut out sugar cookies and messed these up. The cupcakes sunk in while  baking and I"m not really sure why. Well....I have a hunch, but I just didnt want to admit it. I added a little bit more cream soda to the batter, and I think that screwed it up. That's the only thing I can think of! 
The batter; however, is slap ya silly good. 

Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes
First, gather your ingredients 
2 cups flour

1-1/2  tsp. baking powder

1/2  tsp. baking soda

1/2  cup butter, softened

3/4  cup granulated sugar

1/4  cup packed brown sugar

3  eggs

1 TBL molasses 

 1-1/2  tsp. vanilla

1/2  cup buttermilk

1/2  cup cream soda (not diet)

1/2  cup toffee pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.

2. In large bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugars; beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, on low until combined. Beat in molasses and vanilla.

3. Alternately add flour mixture, buttermilk, and cream soda to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Stir in the toffee. 

Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full. I always seem to fill mine too full, so be careful! 

Bake about 18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool. (here are mine that are too full and sinking in the middle)

Brown Butter Frosting (while cupcakes are baking, you can make the frosting)

In saucepan, heat 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat until lightly browned; about 8 minutes.

 Remove from heat and let cool. In mixer bowl, beat 1/4 cup softened butter with mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add cooled brown butter to mixture; beat until combined. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla plus another 1/8 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and a dash salt. Beat in 2 tablespoons buttermilk until spreadable. 

Frost cupcakes, and sprinkle with remaining toffee pieces!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday  and Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays


  1. What fun and unique flavors. I can't wait to try these!

  2. Oh goodness these look good. I love toffee!!

  3. These look absolutely tantalizing. I love the ideea of using cream soda! They are very pretty!

  4. These look great! My husband would gladly drink up the rest of the cream soda :)

  5. I love the sound of these....and they look really good.