Salted Caramel Cupcake Recipe
The Academy Awards. The Oscars. The biggest night in Hollywood. The royalty of the big screen will strut their stuff on the red carpet. From there, they sit pensive in their seats, waiting for their category’s turn.
A Red Carpet Worthy Snack
Will they win or lose? Sounds thrilling doesn’t it? If you ask my husband, he will say not at all! For me and my girls, we look forward to this night for weeks. I love to see the beautiful dresses, the jewels, who is dating who and of course, who will win the big prize.
Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes
All this anticipation can build up an appetite! That is why I always make something fun to eat while we watch. This year, at my daughter’s request, I am making her favorite Oscar Night Snack. My Salted Caramel Cupcake Recipe. Honestly, this Oscar Night Snack is as adorable as it is delicious.
An Oscar Night Snack They Will Love
Sometimes I will make these cupcakes with real popcorn instead of the marshmallows. Because Caitlin has braces now, she cannot eat popcorn. My solution for my Salted Caramel Cupcake Recipe is to use the mini marshmallows. They go great with my Instant Pot Asian Chicken Wing Recipe!
Popcorn That Isn’t Popcorn?
This way she can eat “popcorn” without hurting her braces. Genius, right? This year, Caitlin has a Robotics Meeting before the Oscars. I thought it would be fun to make a big batch of this Salted Caramel Cupcake Recipe for all the kids. They were a big hit. I think they deserve an award, don’t you?!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce, plus 3/4 cup
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Prepare cake mix according to directions. Line muffin tin with liners or spray with oil. Fill 2/3 full. Bake according to directions. Allow to cool.
- To make your frosting: Using your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter in on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, add 1 cup of powdered sugar, and mix for an additional 1 minute. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat for one more minute. If your frosting is too thin, add powdered sugar 2 tablespoons at a time until desired consistency. Add 1/2 cup caramel sauce and salt. Beat on low to combine, and then increase to medium-high and beat for another 2 minutes. Pipe onto cupcakes.
- Add marshmallows to a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup caramel sauce. Coat thoroughly. Add mini marshmallows to look like popcorn. Drizzle with remaining caramel sauce.
Do you make watching the Oscars an event? What is your favorite part of watching them?Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm
AH! Those look so good. I love cupcakes, especially when they’ve got a nice drizzly thing going on like that. Om nom nom.
Jen Rattie saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm
BOOM! I’ll be making these for sure. I love cupcakes. I love caramel corn. I love marshmallows. Seems like a no brainer to me.
Bridgette saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Whoa! These look amazing!!! I definitely need to Pin this for later.
Danielle S saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Even though I won’t be watching the Oscars, I can still enjoy these cupcakes. They look delicious!
mitch saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm
You have all of my favorite ingredients here! And they also look absolutely delicious!
Kathy Myers saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm
We love the award we all like to think we know who will when but we also love to see the movies we haven’t even heard of that are getting awards. Will have to try this, this year with our awards food!
Kelly saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm
I am always glued to the tv to watch the awards! These cupcakes would be the perfect snack – mmmmmm!
Amanda Love saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:51 pm
That’s really lovely! Can imagine this being a hit with the kids! I love the way you decorated it as well.
Kimberly Flickinger saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:57 pm
These cupcakes are not only cute, but look very delicious. Definitely going to make them for my oscar party.
Pam saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm
These are so cute. They are definitely perfect for an Oscar’s party. Sounds like they taste yummy too.
Liz Mays saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 8:31 pm
Oh these are just the best! The cupcake wrappers you found were so perfect for this. It looks just like caramel corn!
Dogvills saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm
Oh look at that caramel! This looks so yummy. I need to make a few batches of this. This will go fast, for sure.
Brianne saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm
Wow these look insanely delicious! I am so making these!
Hannah C saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm
These look so adorable and delicious! I would love to try making them!
Mandee Suchland saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm
You had me at salted caramel. These look super yummy, i NEED to make these! I love watching the Oscars, and my favorite part is the snacks i have while watching lol!
Amy Green saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm
My sister is going to go bananas for these. Popcorn and caramel are two of her favorites. The illusion of the popcorn shape is so much fun. The color of the paper cups you chose is really pretty. We will be sure to munch on these while checking off our ballots!
Myrah Duque saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 12:01 am
That caramel I am sure will hit the spot! Cannot wait for Sunday so I can indulge, Thanks for the recipe.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 4:04 am
Awwww, these are so cute! And they look so delicious! I am definitely making these!
mycraftingworld saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 6:31 am
That is so cute. The girls can make these and will love it. Thank you for a cute and simple snack idea.
My Teen Guide saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 7:58 am
that looks very sweet cupcake! im very interested how it taste!! i like it
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 8:54 am
This is ahh-mazing! I love salted caramel! This must be on my must try list!
Our Family World saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 9:17 am
this looks really sweet!! i like the idea! im sure kids will love this too!
Julie Wood saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 9:46 am
These cupcakes are just adorable! I want to make these and have them for Oscar Night. We love cupcakes at our house!
Michelle J. saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 10:01 am
Salted Caramel sounds delicious!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 10:25 am
These cupcakes really stand out!
I don’t think I ever heard of such a cupcake ever before.
Melissa Dixon saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 11:01 am
Oh my! What a wonderful combination! I have to make this one!
Echo saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 11:06 am
Oh my gosh, I think these are the cutest cupcakes EVER! I love them!
Annemarie LeBlanc saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 11:56 am
Oh goodness. These cupcakes look so mouth watering! I have to admit though, They do look like popcorn. What a unique recipe idea!
Ann Bacciaglia saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm
I am always looking for new snack ideas. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit.
Christa Thompson saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm
Oh my marshmallows! These look DEVILISH! LOVE! I would have never thought to put this together. Glad I caught it here though, fam is gonna think I’m a genius! LMAO!
Kathy saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm
These look great. I love how you made them. I’d love to make some of these for a movie night.
uprunforlife saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm
Wow! I am impressed. These cupcakes sound amazing. I love caramel too.
Sohair saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm
yum this is looks delicious, I didn’t think the combination would work but these look fantastic and would be fun to serve to family and friends ty as always for fun recipe
Kiwi saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm
I love a cute festive dessert. This is adorable and a good idea for an Oscar Party.
Cami Valenzuela saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm
These look great.. my boya would enjoy these as well.
Sandy Cain saysFebruary 25, 2017 at 9:42 am
I do watch the Oscars, my favorite part is the fashions. I don’t go to the movies much. This recipe is a winner, I love sweet and salty together. Oh yeah!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen saysFebruary 26, 2017 at 1:49 am
Oh my gosh! I am craving for cakes/cupcakes at the moment and this just looks like something I wanna sink my teeth into.
Marcie W. saysFebruary 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Yummy cupcakes! I would love to snack on these while watching the Oscars tonight.
Melissa Storms saysFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm
Wow, these look like a sure winner to me. You have some really awesome cupcake recipes and ideas on your blog.
Ellie Di saysFebruary 28, 2017 at 10:17 am
They look yummy, but I think they’re way to sugary for my tastes!
donna porter saysFebruary 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm
These look so delicious. I know my family would love them. I will make the upcoming weekend.
Mary Songer saysMarch 2, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Looks like a fun recipe and a special way to celebrate awards shows. I don’t like marshmallows so I would go back to the popcorn. It would make an interesting looking treat.
Amy Orvin saysMarch 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm
I would love to make and try Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes! It would be a very big hit at my house. 🙂
DailyWoman (Lacey) saysMarch 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm
These look so good. I love Caramel. I would love to try these.
Rosie saysMarch 20, 2017 at 10:54 am
These look so fun and tasty, too. And not too much work, I’d love to try these for a kids get together!
Sandy Cain saysMarch 24, 2017 at 9:43 am
I watch the Oscars (and all the award shows) mainly to see the gowns! But who needs an excuse to make these, they look great for anytime, yum!
shannon fowler saysMarch 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm
These look like they are so tasty! The only problem would be I would want to eat them all myself.
heather b saysMarch 30, 2017 at 11:07 am
These look adorable!! Cannot wait to make them! I am sure they will be a huge hit!
Julie Waldron saysMarch 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm
These look delicious, they’re cute too. I love salted caramel, will have to give this a try.
courtney hennagir saysMarch 31, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Uh,I may or may not have just licked my monitor.Those look so amazing! I love salted caramel anything so I know these will be a fave.Definitely making these babies!
hannah saysApril 3, 2017 at 9:25 pm
These look really pretty, especially with the red wrappers. I like that you added caramel to the frosting, as well as drizzling it over the top, I’ve never tried doing that before!
mycraftingworld saysSeptember 23, 2017 at 6:42 am
we are going to have movie night with the girls. I am going to have them make these. They will love it. Then I get to sit thru Disney movies again for ump-teenth time.
mycraftingworld saysDecember 3, 2017 at 6:50 am
We made these for movie night. The girls had a blast doing them. We used marshmallows too. It was messy with the caramel sauce. Just have washcloths ready when they use their hands for the marshmallows.
Peggy Nunn saysJune 24, 2018 at 7:24 am
These are such a treat for the kids. They request them when they visit. Thank you for making memories for us.