Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}

Top your favorite Chocolate Cupcakes with some sweet Caramel Toffee Frosting! Bring these to your next bake sale or bbq and I bet they will be gone quickly!

My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

I go through stretches of making lots of cupcakes, then months of no cupcakes ever.

Does anyone else have dessert swings like me?

Some months we eat cookies every night. Some months it’s all about rice krispie treats. And some months I seem to make a lot of cupcakes.

One thing is pretty constant. My favorite chocolate cupcake recipe as the base. I’ve tried lots of different versions, but why change something delicious? These don’t dome up like a traditional boxed mix…instead they keep a pretty flat top. Which is fine since I like to pile on the frosting!

I made this recipe months ago. My daughter was having her birthday party and she wanted some cupcakes (of course)! I tend to try out new recipes in situations like this. I made a  batch of my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. Then I made two flavors of frosting. The first was this Butterfinger frosting (YUM). And the second was this creamy caramel frosting topped with toffee and chocolate chips!

My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

And that is today’s recipe. I added caramel sauce (I used caramel ice cream topping) to my standard buttercream frosting. Once piped high onto the cupcakes, I added some Heath toffee bits and mini chocolate chips!

Then I decided they needed more caramel. Cause more caramel is ALWAYS a good idea!

I think you might want to make these for your next potluck. I’m pretty sure that your friends and family will thank you. With their mouths full of cupcakes!

My favorite homemade chocolate cupcake recipe topped with creamy caramel frosting, toffee and chocolate chips!

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Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 batch [chocolate cupcake recipe],  prepared and cooled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp caramel sauce (I use caramel ice cream topping)
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Heath toffee bits
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • caramel sauce, for garnish


  1. Prepare and cool chocolate cupcakes according to [directions].
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, 3 Tbsp caramel sauce, milk and powdered sugar on medium high speed for about 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  3. Top immediately with toffee bits and mini chocolate chips. Add a drizzle of caramel if desired.

42 comments on “Chocolate Cupcakes {Caramel Toffee Frosting}”

  1. This looks so great! And very festive! I can’t wait to try this recipe, I love your blog!

  2. I want to swing my face into this. Does that count? hehe 😉

  3. Those look awesome! Love the caramel toffee frosting! 🙂

  4. this is my kind of cupcake. I love caramel, and toffee, so I would love this. will have to put on the to bake list!

  5. YUM! I love all the flavors in these cupcakes! I just bought some caramel sauce – guess I *have* to make these this weekend!

  6. Oh, these look amazing. I love the flavor combination that you used.

  7. Holy mother of cupcakes, these Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Toffee look divine!

  8. I’m in a super crazy salted caramel stretch right now, and these cupcakes would definitely satisfy my craving for at least a day. haha These look delicious, and I love the toffee addition!

  9. Mir

    I love this frosting kick you’re on! Can’t wait to read the cookbook!
    Toffee is just the best. I’d love to drizzle some salted caramel all over these!

  10. Caramel is, indeed, ALWAYS a good idea. Your cupcakes are adorable!

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  12. Mmmm caramel toffee frosting. I could go for just a tub of that right now and a spoon please! 😉 JK but not really.

  13. Seriously drooling over that frosting!

  14. Total dessert obsesser over here!! Can’t help myself for me it’s often layer cakes, cheesecake or cookies/bars. Love this caramel toffee frosting- BRING ON THE CARAMEL!!

  15. I would seriously lick the frosting off those 3 cupcakes, and then spoon the rest into my mouth… sounds incredible!!!

  16. That frosting sounds amazing! I love cupcake kicks 🙂

  17. Toffee is my kryptonite!! This is SO pinned and on my to-make list!! 🙂

  18. Caramel IS always a good idea! Along with toffee and cupcakes … win win all around!

  19. I love these, they are so cute! And the drizzle, wow, a wonderful touch 🙂

  20. Oh my gosh I LOVE toffee! And that drizzle…yum! These cupcakes are total perfection Aimee! Pinning, sharing, stumbling, loving!

  21. Wow gorgeous! Love these pretty cupcakes. Anything with caramel, toffee and chocolate has my vote!

  22. Caramel, toffee and chocolate — this flavor trio can do no wrong! Pinned.

  23. I’M CUHRAAAZY about these cupcakes-esp. that frosting!!!!!

  24. I’m loving the term “dessert swings.” Yes, I’m always craving one thing every single night for at least a week. These cupcakes look so good.

  25. I love everything about these cupcakes! 🙂 Next time we get together you have to bring me a dozen(or 2!) of these!!

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