GOLDEN CARAMEL CUPCAKES with SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM & GOLDEN RODELLE GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]
MAMA V IS FEELING GOLDEN TODAY and I'M SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THE WONDERFUL NEWS WITH YOU! I have been asked to join RODELLE KITCHEN as a new Brand Ambassador! Those of you that have enjoyed my recipes and cooking school sessions know that I've been the biggest fan of Rodelle products for years. Rodelle is famous for the highest quality pure vanilla, gourmet cocoa and gourmet spices in the market, and this collaboration is something that I have dreamed about!
And these Golden Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream are something you'll be dreaming about too! As I put together batch after batch of these, everyone agrees that these are some of the most delicious and beautiful cupcakes you'll ever eat!
And about Rodelle...you will LOVE the quality of these products as much as I do! This Rodelle Reserve Pure Vanilla Extract is an artesian small-batch vanilla, French Oak Aged and truly a limited edition...only 1600 special bottles are available, and each contains a whole gourmet vanilla bean to add even more flavor! When I opened my first bottle I thought I had died and gone to vanilla heaven - it is truly unlike anything you've ever used before.
There really is such a difference when you use QUALITY products in your home cooking and baking - I stress this over and over again in all my classes. Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa is European Dutch-processed for rich flavor and appearance, and contains one of the highest levels of cocoa butter on the market, with superior dark chocolate flavor. While I love using fresh vanilla beans, they are getting very expensive and hard to find. Rodelle Vanilla Paste has a deep, rich and sweet taste of Madagascar vanilla beans, without the pod - so easy to use, and I just love the flecks of vanilla bean seeds in my recipes...it really adds something special! And rounding out my top four favorites is Rodelle Organic Ceylon Cinnamon - naturally sweeter and more delicate than other varieties of cinnamon, but just BURSTING with cinnamon flavor and it smells SO WONDERFUL!
Such a golden giveaway! I'm adding gold shimmering cupcake wrappers, oodles of golden sugar pearls, golden edible glitter stars, golden pearlized sugar and gold shimmer dust, topped with some tall gold birthday candles - and you'll be celebrating with me! And while you're waiting to hear if you are the lucky winner, make sure you visit Rodelle to see the other wonderful gourmet spices, vanilla and cocoa products that they have available!
And now let's get on to these cupcakes! If you've ever searched for the PERFECT rich and buttery caramel cupcake, this one is calling your name! Quality ingredients make a difference - fresh butter, dairy-fresh eggs and buttermilk get us started, but the real caramel flavor comes from dark brown sugar and Rodelle Pure Vanilla - I have used both Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract and Rodelle Vanilla Paste, and they are equally lovely in these tender and moist cupcakes!
If you love muffin-tops, I can't begin to tell you how tempting it is to pull the top off of these cupcakes and just eat them plain...and they are simply wonderful all by themselves, if you like your cupcakes plain and simple! Buttery, brown-sugar, rich caramel flavor - it's just waiting for you to take a bite...
You're getting a golden recipe bonanza here today - my Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting has a secret ingredient - homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, and I've included two of my favorite caramel sauce recipes for you to enjoy. Either one will work in this recipe. I often refer to my Salted Caramel Sauce as "Caramel Silk in a Jar" - and it is just that! Creamy, rich and smooth caramel sauce that is to die for! If you have a little less time for stirring, you can also use my Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce recipe, and you'll be enjoying the easiest, most delicious caramel sauce you've ever had - in less than 10 minutes!
Not only are these delicious homemade Salted Caramel Sauces the perfect base for my Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting, but they are also perfect on ice cream, drizzled over apple pie or apple crisp, slathered over some dark chocolate brownies, or for dipping apple slices. SO GOOD!
Now that your wonderful Caramel Cupcakes have cooled, it's time to top them with some of the fluffiest, creamiest Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting! With the tiniest golden hue, this buttercream is the perfect crown for these cupcakes. Topped with lots and lots of golden sprinkles - because you can never have too much caramel, too many sprinkles or too much fun!
Let me know what you think about these delightful cupcakes when you have a chance to bake them! Thanks for sharing my good news, and good luck to you all!
8/17/2017 05:02:15 pm
Mama V, Thanks for posting this recipe FINALLY! You made 'em, I ate 'em, now I'm gonna make 'em! Hope I win your contest!
8/23/2017 02:29:13 pm
Hi Lauren, hope you enjoy!
8/17/2017 05:12:11 pm
These look so good! Thanks for sharing all these recipes and the photos are fabulous :)
8/23/2017 02:30:05 pm
Thanks for the kind words Betsy! Hope you enjoy!
8/17/2017 07:20:24 pm
OMG these look lovely! Bookmarking to make soon!
8/23/2017 02:30:55 pm
Hi Fran, these really are wonderful - hope you get a chance to make and enjoy!
8/17/2017 08:15:37 pm
These look so good! I would like try these ingredients out two.
8/23/2017 02:32:50 pm
8/18/2017 06:17:52 pm
Looks delicious!! I will have to make them this weekend!
8/23/2017 02:33:53 pm
Thanks Mark! Hope you do get a chance to make these and enjoy them. Glad you love my blog too - I've created it just for you!
8/18/2017 06:20:13 pm
These look heavenly! Cannot wait to make them for my next party! Love your blog and fingers crossed I win the contest ;)
8/23/2017 02:35:29 pm
Thanks Kelsey! These really are the best cupcakes ever, and the salted caramel really takes the buttercream over the top! Don't forget to share this on Facebook and Pinterest - and good luck winning!
8/18/2017 07:21:00 pm
These look so good! We have a golden birthday party coming up and these would be perfect!
8/23/2017 02:36:30 pm
Hope you enjoy these Jeanne! Perfect for any birthday party, but really wonderful if you are looking for something golden!
8/21/2017 03:54:20 pm
These look so tasty and fancy! Buttermilk was a surprise ingredient. I will be making these for my family.
8/23/2017 02:37:34 pm
8/21/2017 04:00:43 pm
Mama V, I made this for a birthday dinner party. They were absolutely delicious! Everyone loved them!
8/23/2017 02:38:45 pm
Cookie, I have to tell you that I LOVE your name! So happy you made these and enjoyed them!
8/21/2017 04:04:03 pm
I will happily take anything that has salted caramel, especially these cupcakes! They look so good! Would love to try this a Rodelle - hope I win!
8/23/2017 02:40:04 pm
Hi Mary Jayne,
8/21/2017 04:06:46 pm
Beautiful! I just love the salted caramel buttercream, and adding that drizzle on top is absolutely genius!
8/23/2017 02:42:55 pm
8/21/2017 06:23:07 pm
I shared on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tim.lintz/posts/1546712538724375
8/23/2017 02:43:44 pm
Thanks Tim! Good luck!
8/21/2017 06:24:11 pm
I pinned this at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234187249356614886/
8/23/2017 02:44:22 pm
Good luck Tim!
8/22/2017 05:35:46 am
Hi Mama V, I made these this weekend and they were fabulous! Great recipe!
8/23/2017 02:45:26 pm
Thanks Gloria! So glad that you enjoyed these! Don't forget to share this on Facebook and Pinterest for your chance to win!
8/23/2017 11:42:23 am
There is a potluck at church this weekend and I think I know what I’m bringing! Bring on the golden caramel cupcakes! Holla!!
8/23/2017 02:46:32 pm
8/23/2017 11:44:03 am
These caramel cupcakes are absolutely heavenly and the salted caramel frosting is the best we've ever had. This is now one of my go to cupcake recipes. Thanks Mama V!
8/23/2017 02:47:34 pm
Thanks Susan! So happy that you enjoyed these! Don't forget to share on Facebook, and Pinterest for your chance to win the Rodelle products!
8/23/2017 11:45:42 am
Hi, could i use milk instead of buttermilk?
8/23/2017 02:48:57 pm
8/23/2017 11:48:03 am
Hi Mama V. I’m helping out at a friend’s bridal shower, and I want to bring these cupcakes. I did a trial run this weekend, and they tasted great. But, I have a couple questions if you have time. First, if the frosting gets too thick is it okay to add more heavy cream? Next question; I believe my cupcakes were not very moist. I’m assuming they’re supposed to be moist. I’m think I may have over-baked them or maybe over-mixed? I used milk instead of buttermilk, would that make a difference? Thanks, and I love your recipes!!
8/23/2017 02:53:42 pm
8/23/2017 11:49:25 am
Hello! I’ve made this recipe already and people think they are amazing! Thank you for this delicious recipe! Hope I win your sweepsteaks!
8/23/2017 02:54:52 pm
8/23/2017 11:59:58 am
So these are amazing! I had to log on and tell you that I just made these and they were perfect! My family is going to go nuts once they try them! I’m hooked on your recipes!
8/23/2017 02:56:23 pm
Thanks Averie! So glad that you liked this recipe! The salted caramel really adds so much wonderful flavor to the buttercream, don't you think? Hope that your family loves these too. Thanks for being such a loyal reader too - I appreciate it!
8/23/2017 12:34:51 pm
I love salted caramel better than anything, and this recipe looks perfect. I like the golden theme too! Do you think it would work as a sheet cake?
8/23/2017 02:58:04 pm
8/23/2017 12:41:53 pm
Mama V, I stumbled on your blog years ago when I was just beginning to learn how to cook and like how you explain things, and every recipe I have tried has always turned out perfect. I started with muffins and cookies because they seemed like the easy things to make, but some of your newer recipes are fancy but still good. I wish I could take one of your cooking classes, it would be fun. But in the meantime I'll keep trying things you post because they always turn out wonderful and I love looking at your pictures. Thanks again.
8/23/2017 02:59:59 pm
Thanks so much Dawn! I'm so glad that you have stuck with me all these years and love the recipes! Hope you get a chance to try out these soon! Don't forget to share on Facebook and Pinterest - good luck!
8/23/2017 01:47:00 pm
I saw these on Pinterest and gave them a try. These cupcakes were so delicious! my husband, who swears on his life that he ONLY likes chocolate cake, devoured them…I’m talking within an hour of frosting them, there were only maybe 3 left…thanks for the wonderful recipe! This one is a keeper!
8/23/2017 03:01:52 pm
8/23/2017 04:33:53 pm
Dear Mama V, a very yummy post...who doesn't love salted caramel all by itself, but even better inside wonderful caramel cupcakes and in the salted caramel buttercream frosting? I'm drooling here! Delicious post and thanks for sharing...have a blessed week ahead! Hugs, Karen
8/24/2017 04:35:20 pm
Thanks Karen! Hope that you enjoy these! And hugs right back to you!
8/23/2017 05:07:41 pm
After playing outside in the garden on this beautiful day, I can think of nothing I would love more than one of these beautiful cupcakes! Thanks for sharing Mama V!
8/24/2017 04:37:13 pm
Chiara, I think you need one of these Caramel Cupcakes and all of the salted caramel too! Hope you give them a try soon and let me know how they turn out for you - I promise they will be nummy!
8/24/2017 07:03:59 am
SO easy and such wonderful salted caramel. I made the microwave version and couldn't believe how easy it was to make homemade salted caramel. Trifecta of perfect salted caramel flavor! Sweet cupcakes!
8/24/2017 04:38:28 pm
8/24/2017 07:38:26 am
I enjoy the salted caramel recipes. Keep them coming, especially during the fall and winter holidays! Thank you for all you do for those of us who love to bake and try new/old recipes!
8/24/2017 04:39:41 pm
8/24/2017 10:08:45 am
These look absolutely heavenly! I must try these!!
8/24/2017 04:40:32 pm
8/24/2017 10:14:03 am
I keep staring at the caramel - it's driving me crazy, but in a good way! I just want to take my finger and taste it! The gold sprinkles and glitter stars just make this look perfect for celebrating. Hope I win!
8/24/2017 04:42:01 pm
8/24/2017 01:19:31 pm
I just wanted to say that all of your recipes that I tried are not only delicious but stunning too and turn out time after time compared to other sites. I really appreciate the time and creativity you put into all of them, thank you. Can’t wait to make these later on today!
8/24/2017 04:43:08 pm
Lindsay, you are so kind! Thank you for the kind words, and I'll keep trying to share the best of the best with you!
8/25/2017 11:52:43 am
Best vanilla and you make beautiful cupcakes. I always prefer vanilla and caramel over chocolate.
8/25/2017 04:28:08 pm
Thanks Margaret! You will LOVE these!
8/25/2017 12:31:25 pm
I have tried this recipe twice now with SUCCESS both times! First I made them for a baby shower and I just got back from a work function where I made them for my boss and a bunch of coworkers-so many compliments. I am very enthusiastic about these cupcakes. YUM! And they are SO beautiful.
8/25/2017 04:29:15 pm
I'm so happy to hear this Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing!
8/25/2017 12:34:12 pm
Hello! I'm not one to comment much on recipes. I am an experienced self taught cook and now working on some baking. I made these the 2 days ago and they are AWESOME! SOOOO GOOD! And so simple! Only things I changed was I used a tad more salt, and more vanilla (I like vanilla lol!). Great recipe!!!!
8/25/2017 04:30:38 pm
Margarette, so glad that you tried this recipe! I agree with you - you can never get enough vanilla or salted caramel!
8/25/2017 12:39:06 pm
After years of wanting a Kitchenaid stand mixer, I FINALLY caved and purchased one – this is the first recipe I decided to try with it. Caramel sauce is made (first time ever making — who knew it was SSSOOO easy and SSSOOOO good?!?!?) and cupcakes are currently in the oven (even before being cooked, the batter is the BEST tasting batter I have tried in a LONG time!) …I’m not even caring that my kids are currently boycotting nap/quiet time, because I’m too excited to get these finished!
8/25/2017 04:32:24 pm
8/25/2017 12:45:15 pm
WOW!! Now I'm definitely going to have make these!!
8/25/2017 04:33:36 pm
8/25/2017 01:02:41 pm
This is so exciting. I would love to try the salted caramel cupcakes recipe. I can just imagine the smell of the kitchen. Not sure how long these will last.
8/25/2017 04:34:56 pm
Hi Ruth Ann!
8/25/2017 01:03:59 pm
These look amazing! Vanilla is such an awesome flavor, I'd love to get my hands on that package from Rodelle!
8/25/2017 04:36:33 pm
8/25/2017 01:08:31 pm
These all look so delicious!
8/25/2017 04:37:37 pm
8/25/2017 01:13:05 pm
It looks delicious! Thanks for this giveway, hope I can win!
8/25/2017 04:38:39 pm
8/25/2017 01:26:01 pm
These sound yummy! Thanks for sharing, will be trying this recipe when the weather cools down a bit.
8/25/2017 04:39:48 pm
8/25/2017 01:41:09 pm
Cannot wait to try these! Look so yummy 😋
8/25/2017 04:40:54 pm
8/25/2017 03:00:17 pm
What a wonderful taste treet
8/25/2017 04:42:01 pm
8/25/2017 04:44:28 pm
Hi Mama V - you know I love your recipes - can't wait to try this one! Congratulations on Rodelle. I have not heard of them before, but if you say they are excellent, well then they must be. So I will have to give them a go. 😊
8/29/2017 08:46:30 am
8/28/2017 04:16:06 pm
These sound so, so, so, so, SO amazing. Gorgeous photos, too!
8/29/2017 08:47:20 am
Thanks LInda! They taste even better than they look! I appreciate your kind comments and hope you try these soon!
8/28/2017 04:37:13 pm
Followed this recipe exactly and produced the most amazing fluffy soft cupcakes with a beautiful butterscotch taste . I now know what clouds taste and feel like! Haha! Thankyou for sharing it.
8/29/2017 08:48:33 am
8/28/2017 04:38:41 pm
I made these today. I’ve baked thousands of treats over the span of my many years of marriage. THESE hands down were the best cupcakes I’ve ever had . Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
8/29/2017 08:50:03 am
8/28/2017 06:37:44 pm
These look dreamy! Pinning!
8/29/2017 08:51:07 am
8/29/2017 01:17:41 am
WOWZA this would be super duper incredible to win. My daughter just decided she wants to be a baker when she grows up so I want to teach her the way.
8/29/2017 08:53:27 am
8/29/2017 10:05:14 am
These cupcakes look amazing! I love just about anything with caramel :)
8/30/2017 04:06:48 pm
Thanks Amy! Hope you get a chance to make these wonderful cupcakes, and good luck!
8/29/2017 04:45:42 pm
These look absolutely amazing!! Thanks for sharing such a delicious and beautiful cupcake recipe!!
8/30/2017 04:07:52 pm
Thanks Adrianna! Hope you enjoy!
8/30/2017 09:32:14 am
Oh my goodness… really need these soon. If nothing else, I am sure this Salted Caramel Sauce will be happening on homemade ice cream in my kitchen this autumn. It sounds deLISH!
8/30/2017 04:08:58 pm
Thanks Mimi! You are so right - the Salted Caramel Sauce is so good on ice cream too! Enjoy!
8/30/2017 09:34:40 am
I’m dying over these cupcakes! They look simply scrumptious! Beautiful photos and great recipes.
8/30/2017 04:09:35 pm
Thanks Kelly - you will love these!
8/30/2017 09:50:45 am
WOW!! These look & sound incredible !! Pinning…thanks for sharing! 😉
8/30/2017 04:10:07 pm
Thanks Brenda! Hope you enjoy!
8/30/2017 09:54:50 am
This looks amazing! You have inspired me to start baking again. I love all of your recipes!
8/30/2017 04:11:11 pm
Thanks Ashley - and you inspire me! Thanks so much for the kind words - and hope you enjoy these!
8/30/2017 10:01:23 am
I hope I'm not too late for the contest! These looks amaaaazing! i expect they’d all be gone in about 5 minutes if i was ever anywhere near them. great post!
8/30/2017 04:12:05 pm
Holly, you will love these! And you're not too late - we'll be announcing a winner soon!
8/30/2017 10:12:15 am
I am a pushover for anything with caramel. It looks so good. Thanks for sharing and hope I win!
8/30/2017 04:13:10 pm
Thanks Debbie! You will LOVE these!
Leave a Reply.
I'm Mama V and I am so happy you stopped by to visit! This is the place to find family favorite and kitchen-tested quality recipes, along with photographs and tips to give you the confidence to cook and bake from scratch.
You'll find a complete recipe index on the Recipe Collection page or you can use the Recipe Collection dropdown feature to see a visual recipe index by category. If you are looking for something special, the Search function will easily locate your favorite recipe or ingredients. Enjoy - and stop by often!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL?
Type in the name of recipe, category or any ingredient to search my recipe database.
This website uses marketing and tracking technologies. Opting out of this will opt you out of all cookies, except for those needed to run the website. Note that some products may not work as well without tracking cookies.Opt Out of Cookies