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CRACKER JACK® Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Prep Time:

25 min

Cook Time:

20 min

Total Time:

45 min (+ 25 min standing time)



Using store-bought vanilla cake mix makes these stunning cupcakes a breeze to whip up. Salted caramel sauce adds the indulgence.  


How to make it

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

  • 2

    Cupcakes: In large bowl, using handheld electric mixer on medium speed, beat cake mix, eggs, sour cream and oil for 2 minutes or until well blended. Fold in CRACKER JACK® Original Caramel Coated Popcorn & Peanuts.

  • 3

    Spoon or scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about two-thirds full.

  • 4

    Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted into center of cupcakes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.

  • 5

    Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting: In medium bowl, using handheld electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in butter until blended. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and 2 tbsp salted caramel sauce until blended and smooth. If frosting is too soft, refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes to firm up before frosting cupcakes.

  • 6

    Transfer frosting to piping bag fitted with medium star tip. Pipe frosting generously onto each cupcake. Drizzle remaining salted caramel sauce over each cupcake and garnish with CRACKER JACK® Original Caramel Coated Popcorn & Peanuts.

Tips & Tricks

  • Chocolate lovers, add a drizzle of melted dark chocolate over cupcakes.

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