cupcakes
Photo: Hannah Whitaker
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these golden-baked cupcakes topped with vanilla bean buttercream frosting and caramel sauce.

Makes 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 16 Tbsp. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup Happy Goat Caramel Sauce

Directions


Preheat oven to 350° F. Place cupcake liners in muffin tins (you’ll need 18).

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter at medium speed until smooth. Slowly add the sugar and continue to mix at medium speed until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the mixer and the paddle once or twice. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.

Continue to beat on medium-low speed; alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Scoop the batter into tins until each is just over 3/4 full. Spoon about a tsp. of caramel sauce on top of each cupcake, swirling it into the batter with a toothpick. Bake in oven until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes, rotating tins after about 15 minutes.

Remove and let cool, then frost with your favorite frosting.

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