Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes

The Story:

Halloween is over and we are headed into the BEST time of the year.  Literally count down the days until Thanksgiving (21 days) so that I can watch my favorite movie of all time, Miracle on 34th Street.  I watch the old and the new version every Thanksgiving after I stuff myself to the brim. [end-story]

Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes


1 box White Cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 C. oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 C. buttermilk or milk
1/2 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 C. Butter, softened
1/2 C. smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 1/2 C. powdered sugar
Peanuts and Caramel to decorate


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, vanilla extract, milk and sour cream.
4. Add cake mix and stir until smooth.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter. Add milk and vanilla extract and beat again. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with peanut and caramel.


You can also sprinkle with coarse salt for a salted caramel flare!

29 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes

  1. 1

    These look awesome and I love the simple ingredient list!

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    Brooke says:

    Looks yummy! I am making your Snickers cupcakes for a party! I am sure everyone will love them!

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    Barbara says:

    On my goodness…..I have to make!

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    Naomi says:

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Look delish!!!! Thanks!

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    Valari says:

    Hi Lizzy, I love seeing what you’re up too on a daily basis and have made many of your fabulous cupcakes. Thanks for all the great inspiration, I can duplicate your cupcakes, but not your photography, the pictures are always stunning! I’m envious of your mad skills! I would like you to answer a question though….if you had to pick one..what is your ALL TIME FAVORITE-GO TO cupcake ( for yourself) ?

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    Rachel says:

    Not only am I an avid follower of your instagram, but I also love to go to this website for inspiration and new recipe ideas (especially the cookies and cream cupcakes recipe :))!

    I am trying out this recipe tonight and I am sure I will be amazed by the result!
    You are an inspiration Lizzy! Never quit doing what you love!
    I’m sure I won’t!

    -Rachel :))

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    Mamaladybug says:

    Well, I knew we were similar, but wow! My favorite Christmas movie AND a fabulous cupcake! Oh yea! We watch both versions of Miracle on Christmas day. This year, we’ll be adding Les Miserables, too. Thank you for the recipe!!!

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    AlminaD says:

    These look delicious!! Can’t wait to try them this weekend! 🙂

  14. 14 ?? said Ian Shepherdson says:

    I am so happy deal with you, good quality bag and fashion style, and great for my fashion show.

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    Sonia says:

    If I don’t have the white cake mix, can I used other ingredient ?

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    Traci says:

    Hey Lizzy! Thanks for a great recipe! I tried these out a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely loved them! I just blogged about them here: Check it out when you have some free time 🙂 Thanks again!!

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    Colleen L says:

    I made these over the weekend and loved them so much I wrote about them on my blog today (w/ a link back here for the recipe). Thanks for the great recipe!

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    kali says:

    These look amazing! What do you use for the caramel though?? Ive tried melting caramels before and I’ve tried the caramel that you put on ice cream sundays, but they didn’t turn out right.

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      Suzanne says:

      I’d also like to know what kind of caramel works to drizzle over frosting. I’ve tried a homemade caramel, and even though it was cool, it seemed to draw moisture and made the frosting runny by morning. It was an absolute mess. Any suggestions?

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    Sze Ying says:

    Hi is the recipe’s temperature stated in degree Celsius or in Fahrenheit ?:)

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    robin says:

    Hi Lizzy! Love your site.

    Say – could I make these cupcakes with a chocolate cupcake instead of a white or yellow cupcake?


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