Caramel Mud Cupcakes

Today I tried a new recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly Cupcakes & Cookies cookbook. I followed the recipe with one exception: I used wholemeal plain flour instead of the usual white plain flour. The wholemeal flour gave them a grittier texture but the caramel flavour came through. It made it feel like a less “sugary” cake, and overall was quite yum! The recipe suggested dusting the tops with icing sugar, however I made a caramel syrup to go on top – by dissolving 3/4 cup brown sugar in 1 cup cream and then simmering for 8 minutes. The sauce thickens as it cools, so you need to wait a little while before serving.


30 minutes was just right for the medium/standard size cupcake tray, 40 minutes is recommended for Texas size cupcake trays. The silicone trays are great, the cakes pop out easily even without patty cases. I also made mini cupcakes with leftover batter – they cooked in about 10 minutes.


Caramel Mud Cakes
From: The Australian Women’s Weekly Cupcakes & Cookies

125g butter, chopped
100g white eating chocolate, chopped coarsley
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
2/3 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1/3 self-raising flour
1 egg

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (or 140 degrees Celsius fan forced)/320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, syrup and milk in a saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl, cool for 15 minutes.

Whisk sifted flours then egg into mixture.

Divide among cupcake tray and bake for 30 minutes for standard size cupcakes.



Published in: Uncategorized on August 29, 2007 at 10:56 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. Mmmmmmmmmm they look so good!!!

  2. are they a dense carasmel mud or a bit fluffy-er?, my bf’s birthday is coming soon i tried a recipe which was way too dense and rich for him

    • Hi Nicole,

      From memory they are quite dense, more like mud cake than sponge cake.

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