Butterbeer Cupcakes

Recipe Time!
Butterbeer Cupcakes –
Originally by Erica’s Sweet Tooth

For the Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup cream soda


  • Preheat oven tooooooooooooo -> 350 deg.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter + sugars together. Add the eggs, mix. Then add the vanilla + butter flavoring.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cream soda and buttermilk together.
  • Add the flour to the egg/butter/sugar bowl, in small increments while switching off with the cream soda/buttermilk mix.
  • Pop the suckers in the oven for 15-17 minutes.

For the Ganache:

  • 11oz bag of butterscotch chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

Melt these together in a double boiler and let cool. What I did was put the cupcakes in the oven and did this while the cupcakes cooled.

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch ganache
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 1/8 tsp salt (personally, I understand why the salt is there but I really just don’t like salt so next time I’d make this, I’d eliminate this.)
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • Splash of cream (as needed)

Just mix this all together, yo. (I’m so white, I need to stop saying yo.)
Some Continued Instructions:

  • So after your cupcakes are cool, roll the tops of them into the ganache, and put them back on your cooling rack (seen here)
  • For the frosting, I’d highly suggest piping it on just because the ganache is going to be slippery and trying to just top it off with a frosting spatula will get messier than it needs to be
  • Drizzling the rest of the ganache topping on? I used a teeny rubber spatula and just sorta went back and forth. Probably wouldn’t recommend it. Hahahha.

Wanna overdo the sweetness? Yeah I know you do. Try the butterbeer I made a while ago. If you do, buy an extra little bottle of butter flavoring.

Thanks for following! If you want to see me make something, I’m always taking requests. I love hearing from you crazy kids. Cheers!

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