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Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

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Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

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  • Makes: 18 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 18 mins
  • Cool 5 mins

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Toffee pieces and cream soda make this fabulous dessert recipe a kid favorite.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cream soda (not diet)
  • 3/4 cup toffee pieces
  • 1 recipe Brown Butter Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugars; beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, on low until combined. Beat in molasses and vanilla.
  3. Alternately add flour mixture, buttermilk, and cream soda to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of the toffee. Fill cups 3/4 full. Bake about 18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool. Frost; top with remaining toffee. Makes 18 cupcakes.

Brown Butter Frosting


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons buttermilk


  1. For brown butter, in a small saucepan melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Continue heating until butter turns a light golden brown; cool. In a medium bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add cooled brown butter, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt; beat until combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in enough of the buttermilk to make a frosting of spreading consistency. Use immediately. If frosting begins to set up, stir in a small amount of boiling water.

Nutrition Facts

(Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes)

Servings Per Recipe 18, Folate (µg) 32, sat. fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 69, Niacin (mg) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 3, cal. (kcal) 307, Fat, total (g) 14, vit. A (IU) 340, carb. (g) 42, sodium (mg) 241, Potassium (mg) 62, sugar (g) 31, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 1

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