Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Jep, it’s that time of the week again – Friday! If your eating and cooking routine is anything like mine, you will also feel like a kid again when this long awaited day of the week arrives! And to top it off – It’s my cheat day! I had to simply go with mouthwatering Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes today.

Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

This recipe is so easy and simple – I use it all the time to create beautiful fluffy vanilla muffins for my little toddler when he is nagging for a cupcakey.  He simply adores them!

You can use this vanilla sponge cupcake recipe and add any filling, topping or frosting you want.  I promise you – this is one of those recipes you need to memorize for an instant treat for the family.

This cupcake recipe is an age old family recipe. I don’t know where it originated from; all I know is that it is similar to what most South Africans would call: a “klop en bak koek” recipe.  (Translation: flippen easy) And my mom used to bake from this recipe all the time.

For the topping I decided to go with a beautiful rich, sticky toffee drizzle with a hint of vanilla.

I have to confess though – I never (yes never) made toffee or caramel before! I know! What a scandal! Anyway – this time I had my adorable hubby in the kitchen to assist (who also cooks by the way) and it turned out pretty good!

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and prepare 2 dozen cupcake pans with nonstick spray, or use muffin cups to add the batter.

Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Ok, here is the thing.  I know now that you should heat your sugar first to achieve a golden caramel, and then add the butter.  BUT – remember it was my first time making toffee? I accidentally added both the butter and the sugar in the pot.  My hubby was quite surprised when I did this and arrogantly asked me what the hell I was doing.  Anyway, after much deliberation and whisking, my toffee didn’t end up too bad.

However, I have a great link here for a gorgeous sticky Salted Caramel recipe from a very inspiring and successful fellow foodie Samantha Lindsell from her blog Drizzle and Dip. Done the right way around!

She has also launched her first cookbook – gotta check it out!  Happy Baking!

Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

 
 
 
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Vanilla and Sticky Toffee Cupcakes
Vanilla sponge cupcake recipe with a beautiful rich, sticky toffee drizzle with a hint of vanilla.
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Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
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dozen
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Sticky Toffee
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Sticky Toffee
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Instructions
Cake
  1. First off, heat the milk, vanilla and oil in the microwave until lukewarm. Set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat the sugar and eggs together until creamy
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the egg and sugar mixture
  4. Lastly add the milk to this mixture and gently beat until incorporated.
  5. Add spoonful of batter into your muffin cups by filling it about halfway.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 – 20 minutes, until your tester pick comes out clean.
  7. Remove on a cooling rack and leave to cool.
Sticky Toffee
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and sugar to boiling point, add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk until it reaches a golden color, (this might take a while) remove from heat, add the vanilla essence and whisk through.
  2. Arrange muffins on a line of wax paper and drizzle toffee on top.
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