Chocolate cinnamon cupcakes with salted caramel

18 Nov


My fondness for cinnamon is probably obvious to devotees of this site. I believe it is the ingredient that is the most bewitching in many baked goods. Using a vanilla cupcake recipe from my beloved Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Quick Mix Cakes’ book I played around until I had the perfect marriage of choc, cinnamon, and vanilla – the holy trinity. Feel free to add even more cinnamon for a richer taste.

I blogged the salted caramel sauce a while back. Find the recipe here:


125g butter, chopped, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ¼ cup self-raising flour

¼ cup sifted cocoa

1 heaped tablespoon cinnamon

2 eggs

½ cup milk

¾ cup caster sugar [I normally take a few heaped spoonfuls out]

Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and line cupcake pan with wrappers.

Beat all ingredients in bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment on low until combined.

Increase speed and beat until batter changes colour and is smooth.

Drop into cases until three quarters full, then bake 15-20 mins [depending on your oven – check at 15 minutes with a skewer].

Turn on wire rack to cool.

When completely cold spread with salted caramel sauce. Image


43 Responses to “Chocolate cinnamon cupcakes with salted caramel”

  1. vegeTARAian November 18, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Oooh cinnamon and chocolate – two of my favourite things!

  2. bec {daisy and the fox} November 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Australian Women’s Weekly always delivers the goods – this sounds and looks delicious! 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      Where would we be without the wonderful AWW? They sure know their stuff.

  3. chocolatepeanutbutterohmy November 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Oooh yum! Bewitching- I love it!

  4. miss5ugarn5pice November 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    yummm 🙂

  5. craftysorcha November 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    I also love cinnamon! So I’ll have to try that recipe!

    • thehungrymum November 20, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Hope you do – cinnamon makes the world round x

  6. conunpocodizucchero November 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    ohhhh!!!!!!!! 🙂

  7. Liz November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Love your holy trinity ingredients! These look divine and I’m off to check out your salted caramel recipe. Oh, yum. I’m a bit cinnamon fan, too. So warm and spicy 🙂

  8. Joy @ Baking-Joy November 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Love the look of these, you cannot go wrong with salted caramel!

    • thehungrymum November 19, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      Yep, it is one of the 21st centuries best discoveries! What *did* we do without it?! So yum 🙂

  9. kathryningrid November 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Ah, so many delicious and magical ingredients in one recipe! A keeper, to be sure.

    • thehungrymum November 19, 2013 at 7:31 am #

      Thank you! This recipe should be called ‘ a few of my favourite things’.

  10. tastytreats13 November 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Yum! This sounds so tasty!

  11. cookazido November 19, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    I love cinnamon, too! These look so delicious. I wouldn’t have thought to put salted caramel on a chocolate cupcake, but your picture convinces me it would be great!

    • thehungrymum November 19, 2013 at 7:23 am #

      Isn’t cinnamon amazing? I ummed & ahhed about the salted caramel on top then thought – why not?

  12. Little Gumnut November 19, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    mmmm must try that salted caramel sauce!! Sounds delish! Glad you’re back, hope you had a lovely holiday!

    • thehungrymum November 19, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Next time we catch up I’ll give you some 🙂 Hope all’s good with you x

  13. thefolia November 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I adore cinnamon too! I can’t wait to try these–thank you for testing the original vanilla recipe with the amazing cinnamon! Happy Nesting.

    • thehungrymum November 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      We should start a cinnamon appreciate cub! Thanks for the lovely comments 🙂

  14. Lilly Sue November 21, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    Yum, yum, yum!! 😀

    • thehungrymum November 21, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      cheers – you;re right on the money!

  15. Sophie33 November 21, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    A divine combination that must taste so beautifully & wonderful,…ooh yes!

    • thehungrymum November 22, 2013 at 2:27 am #

      thanks Sophie – they were pretty lovely x

  16. Cass @foodmyfriend November 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Love these! Chocolate and cinnamon would compliment each other too 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 22, 2013 at 2:26 am #

      Why, thank you 🙂 Choc & cinnamon are BFF!

  17. Choc Chip Uru November 22, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I needed to take a moment to just stop and admire these delicious cupcakes 😀
    Such a flavour blast!


    P.S I recently lost 1000 subscribers on my blog and I have no idea how so if you could resubscribe if you were subscribed, I would really appreciate it! Hope the problem is fixed if it can be!

    • thehungrymum November 24, 2013 at 8:00 am #

      Ahh, such sweet words! Just checked, and I wasn’t following you. How on earth did that happen? Damn you, internet gremlins. Have refollowed – hope your followers boomerang your way very soon x

  18. Fran @ Gday Souffle' November 24, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Salted Caramel Sauce is the best- goes well with cupcakes and also Sticky Date Pudding! BTW, I just announced a Giveaway ‘draw’ of a Cuisinart Mandoline Slicer, if you’re interested. Have a nice day!!

    • thehungrymum November 24, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      It is just such a winner, isn’t it? Speakig of which, your competition sounds great!

  19. Liz November 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    Delicious cupcake. I would love to eat it. Thanks!

  20. Keeping Up With The Holsbys November 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    You had me at salt caramel…..

    • thehungrymum November 27, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Yes, salted caramel rocks my world, too 🙂

  21. Annie December 16, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Those look great!

  22. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward January 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I love cinnamon, too! This looks SO very tasty. 🙂

    • thehungrymum January 10, 2014 at 5:13 am #

      Can you imagine a life without cinnamon? It adds a certain something to so many things 🙂

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