Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

My favourite snack must be sweet and salted popcorn. I always get it when we go to the cinema and can eat it in one sitting without thinking about it.

I popped the popcorn myself and even made the caramel sauce as well. I used a BBC Good Food recipe for the caramel sauce. I have to say I do like doing these kind of combination cupcakes as I can combine both my favourite snacks and cake.

You can buy shop brought caramel popcorn if you want but I wanted to go all out for this recipe. You could also use different flavours of popcorn. There are so many different flavours of popcorn now that you could experiment.

I loved these cupcakes so much, they were so yummy. I love the crunchiness of the popcorn on top of nice soft buttercream.

Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

Course desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes



  • 100 g butter
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • 150 g butter
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Caramel Popcorn
  • drizzle of Caramel



  • Pre-heat oven on gas mark 4. Put paper cases into a 12-hole cake tin.
  • Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and then mix until incorporated. Then add the eggs and mix in. Once the eggs are incorporated, add the flour and fold in until incorporated then add the milk. Mix until incorporated.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into the cases and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Once the cakes are done, leave them to cool in the tin for a minute then transfer to a cooling rack until cooled completely.


  • Add the butter to a bowl and mix until fluffy and pale. Once the butter is done, add the icing sugar a bit at a time until fully added and incorporated.
  • Fill a piping bag that has a star nozzle on it and pipe on a swirl to the cooled cupcakes. Once buttercream is on the cupcakes, add the caramel popcorn and drizzle over some caramel sauce.

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