Made with butterscotch pudding and chips in the batter, then topped with yummy butterscotch frosting, these Butterscotch Cupcakes are a special treat for butterscotch fans!
I think butterscotch is a flavor that tends to get overlooked while its cousin caramel always steals the spotlight. I enjoy both of them, but today I’m giving butterscotch a little love. These Double Butterscotch Cupcakes have butterscotch pudding and chips in the batter, and are topped with butterscotch frosting. Now that’s some serious butterscotch flavor!
These butterscotch cupcakes are inspired by my super yummy pistachio cupcakes. The pudding in the batter not only adds great flavor, but makes the cupcakes so moist and tender. One of the best cupcake bases ever!
The frosting starts with browned butter. If you’ve never tried it, don’t be afraid. Just cook your butter in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes. It will start to foam, then turn a light brown color. The only thing you have to be careful of is that you don’t burn it. As soon as it starts to brown, add the other ingredients.
Browned butter adds such a wonderful depth of flavor; I promise it will be worth it!
Don’t they look yummy? If you love butterscotch, you’ve gotta try ’em!
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This recipe was originally published at Capturing Joy.