Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream | Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day with Steamer Trading

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream to celebrate Mother’s Day with Steamer Trading.

When the Mother’s Day Selection from Steamer Trading came knocking my door, I knew it had to be something just far from perfect to fit the theme.  I really could not get my eyes off the elegant Burleigh Teapot, my crush Sophie Conron Cake Slicer and the Masterclass Cake Stand with dome.These chocolate cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream enlightened the whole scene and it was spot on as I had in mind.

chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream

Slate Cake Stand with Dome { 46.99£}
It is just perfect to serve cupcakes,cakes, cheeses, fruits or any food. Acacia Wooden Base and the Glass Dome can be used separately from the slate stand. The glass dome lid will keep your cupcakes safe until you are ready to unveil your culinary delights to hungry guests. I love Slate stands / platters for displaying in a party. They are perfect for afternoon tea too.

chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream

Burleigh Felicity Teapot {40£}
This enchanting Burleigh Teapot is from Steamer Trading Cookshop With dove grey floral pattern, this Made in England earthen ware pot is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. It can serve up to 3-4 cups in one sitting and has a specially designed spout to regulate pouring which minimises on spillage.

chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream

Sophie Conron Cake Server Rivelin {19.49£}
I have had a crush on Sophie Conron tableware for sometime. And this cake server with beautiful packaging,is elegant and perfect as a Mother’s Day Present.

Dexam 22cm Springform Cake Tin {13.99£}
My missy had a loud scream in excitement when she spotted the heart shaped cake tin. Lets bake something now was what she said. I have reserved it for a special occasion.

Masterclass Mini Muffin Tin {11.99£}
These heavy duty non stick mini muffin tins from masterclass as perfect for mini bites. Be a birthday party or tea time, these 12 holed mini tin will be perfect.

chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream

We had Ma and Pa with me for 2 weeks before they travelled to US. I had all the plans to work on this post then. It couldn’t have been better to have Ma ( my mum) around whilst working with the Mother’s day selection. Instead I did take a sabbatical from shooting/ styling and blogging too. Posts were scheduled for those 2 weeks.

Our routines were busier than expected, but fun!! They were just getting used to this ever changing British weather.. Tell me all about it. First thingy we do every morning is to check the weather in BBC and plan the day. As we are nearly in spring, our first car boot sale began yesterday in Walton on Thames. There were more sellers than buyers because of the windy weather. Oh what fun! My mum would have loved to accompany me but.. sadly her tickets were already booked.

chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream
She enjoys thrift markets in UK and always amazed at the different collectibles people sell.

“Never mind ma” – when you return in June, a trip to a Flea Market is for sure 🙂

Did I tell you about the vintage French Milk Bottle and a pair of Noritake Japanese bowls were my my finds yesterday. I am totally in love with them and are sure to star them soon in my shoot.

Coming back to these Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream, cupcakes are really easy to make and I have adapted the recipe from here.  I was so keen to use my newly found muffin wrappers from the pound store.. Ain’t they classy?   After these cupcakes were cooked, I realised my pipping bags/ nozzles are not to be found.  Phew!!  After surfing through the web, I came across this gorgeous link where she shares a few ways to pipe just with ziplock bag. How convenient and handy it is, isn’t it?

If you noticed the swirls on my cupcakes, all thanks to Ann Readon who shares the magic a plastic bag could do.

Enjoy these Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream swirls for now whilst I come back with yet another Slurppy post soon.

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Makes 6 | Time Taken : 50 Min

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream


120g Plain Flour
20g Cocoa Powder
140g Caster Sugar
1.5Tsp Baking Powder
A pinch of salt
1 Large Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
40g Unsalted Butter, softened
120ml Milk

Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

115g (1/2 Cup) Unsalted Butter softened
345g (11/4 Cup)Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Tbsp of Salted Caramel Sauce ( Either Store bought or homemade)
1 Tbsp of Milk


Preheat the oven to 170 C (325 F) , Gas Mark 3. Line the muffin wrappers in your muffin tin.
Add Flour, Cocoa Powder, Sugar, Baking Powder to a bowl of a Free Standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix them until you obtain a sandy consistency.
In another bowl, add all the wet ingredients – Egg, Vanilla Extract and Milk together. Whisk them gently until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the Dry Ingredients in 2 portions,beating the mixture well, ensuring there are no lumps.

Scoop the batter with an ice cream scooper and ladle them into the muffin wrapper. I could make 9 of these with this recipe.
Bake them for 20 minutes.

For making Salted Caramel Buttercream – beat unsalted butter, icing sugar,Salted Caramel,vanilla extract and milk with an electric hand mixer until smooth, spreadable and fluffy. Fill the pipping bag with frosting and fit a decorative nozzle of your choice. Pip swirls on top of each cupcake. I could decorate 6 Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream with this measurement.

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