My new all time favorite dessert has been discovered. This Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes Recipe is going to blow you away. I am talking totally delish has been found. I now know I have only known the word delish not “Totally Delish”. Earlier today I shared my CopyCat Starbucks Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Recipe with you. After making one of my favorite Starbucks drinks I had to make a cupcake form.
Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes Recipe
I am so SUPER amazed at how tasty and easy to make this Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcake was. I have honestly consumed 3 of them. My daughter arrived home from school and had two of them and can not quit discussing how “Totally Delish” these cupcakes are.
This recipe unlike others o the internet starts with a boxed white cake mix. I used some yummy Starbucks Via Instant Coffee in the Caramel flavor. I added on more caramel by filling them with Caramel too. Oh and my hubby made the cute Starbucks cupcake wrappers and has placed them in printable format to share with all of you. You can print the Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes Printable Wrapper here.
1 box White or Yellow Cake mix
3 Egg Whites
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/4 cup Water
2 Starbucks Via Caramel Coffee
1/2 cup Torani Caramel Sauce
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup Butter
2 tbsp Milk
Mix 1 1/4 cups hot water with 1 Via packet.
Make cupcakes according to box directions except use coffee in place of water.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Cut a small square in the top of each cupcake and remove a chunk from the middle of the cupcake.
Pour a small amount of caramel sauce into the middle of each cupcake.
Place the top of the “plug” back on each hole.
Cream butter and 1 packet of Via in a medium bowl.
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag and clip corner to pipe.
Ice each cupcake and drizzle tops with caramel sauce.
These Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes are so off the charts good. So good that I had to phone my aunt who is planning my grandmothers 80th Birthday party. I am now contributing 150 of these Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes for the dessert table at my grandmothers birthday.
I have been unable to find Via Caramel, but I did find Watkins Caramel flavoring, so subbed 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder and 1 teaspoon caramel flavoring in the cake. For the frosting, I used 1/2 teaspoon each espresso powder and caramel.
Don’t get too carried away with the hole or you will end up with caramel sauce soaking through the bottom. I’d suggest maybe 1/2 teaspoon per cupcake which will soak in but not through.
Next time I will 1 1/2x the frosting, but use 5 cups powdered sugar. I piped and ran short. I was able to make 24 cupcakes but with a piping bag and tip, I couldn’t get all of them frosted.
If you have a tiny whisk, it works great to drizzle the caramel over the top.
Everyone in my family LOVED these! My 12 year old Granddaughter loved them so much she requested them for her birthday party.
I love Starbucks
Where do you find the via caramel coffee they don’t even sell it on line
I could not find the Via either, but I found Watkins Caramel Flavoring/Extract at Walmart. (It was in the regular section with baking pans, etc. not in the grocery section.
I used 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder and 1 teaspoon in the cake. You could easily sub in cold brewed coffee for part of the water and add the extract. For the frosting, I used 1/2 teaspoon each espresso powder and caramel.
Where do I get the printable Starbucks cupcake wrapper?
I can’t wait to try this recipe!
Do you think you could figure out how to make those salted caramel chocolate muffins they no longer sell. would be willing to give you my 2nd child!
I was wondering what paper he used to print the Starbucks wrappers?
Hi Renee! He used a thick card stock when he printed these up. I hope that helps.