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Chocolate cupcakes with a Cadbury’s caramel egg centre, caramel buttercream frosting, and even more Cadburys caramel for dreamy Cadburys caramel cupcakes!

Cadburys caramel cupcakes 

So its been an interesting week if you’ve been keeping up with my posts… this website basically messed up entirely, so I made some cupcakes because there wasn’t much else I could do. Also, baking helped me calm down a bit because its rather scary when a lot of your work disappears!

I decided to go for something Easter themed as its still the week before Easter, and I know you all LOVE Easter treats, and I can’t deny that I adore them as well. Genuinely, I think it’s my favourite type of baking, even over some of the Christmas bakes I have done in the past!

Chocolate eggs

Something about the chocolate eggs that you can buy around Easter time though, whether they be Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs, and more that I just LOVE to bake with. For me its a toss of up between these Cadbury’s caramel eggs, and then Mini Eggs for which is my favourite.. but they’re all so good!

Cadburys caramel cupcakes had to happen, because I loved my Cadbury’s caramel cheesecake SO MUCH. I went for a very similar, and basically the same recipe, as my Creme Egg Cupcakes for this, because they just work so well. I do use the full size caramel eggs for these because they are just perfect. 

Hidden egg centre

Compared to the Mini Creme Eggs in my Creme Egg cupcakes, the regular size caramel eggs had a risk… but it worked! The cupcakes did look like they were going to overflow ever so slightly in baking, but they didn’t, and they turned out really flat and absolute perfect. 

I did make some slight differences though, as I used the buttercream frosting from my Rolo cupcakes recipe. I find its the perfect caramel buttercream frosting, and it’s just so easy to make. You can easily make it salted caramel, or you can use a different sorta caramel in there.


I often use carnations caramel because I find it easiest, but I’ve made it with dulce de leche before, and a thick caramel sauce, or even my homemade caramel sauce and they all worked well! And luckily, because you add in the caramel, you don’t have to loosen the frosting any other way.


Just make sure to use block unsalted butter for the frosting, as it will struggle with anything less. Block butter firms up again once beaten, whereas a spread or margarine has a risk of the buttercream turning to soup – especially after adding a sauce like caramel to the frosting. 


I used some cute gold sprinkles on the cupcakes because I just adore them, and I think they suit any cake to have ever existed. These Cadbury’s Caramel Cupcakes are the dreamiest of dreams, and the gooey chunk of Cadbury’s Egg that comes out of the middle of the cupcake is heavenly.


Baking the cupcakes with the eggs starting off frozen, means by the time that the cakes are baked, you still have a gooey, DELICIOUS centre. Yes, sometimes the egg can sink, but because its so large, it tends to not matter. It’s still SO YUMMY. The cupcake stays super chocolatey, ~moist~ and just perfect.

Recipe swaps

If of course it is not easter, you can substitute the eggs for chunks of caramel chocolate, or buttons – and just add a few of each piece! I always want to be able to bake recipes all year round, and these ones are definitely still possible for that! 

Piping tips and baking cups

I used a 2D closed star piping tip to decorate my cakes as they get the nice swirl! And I used some purple regular baking cups from Iced Jems as the purple is like Cadburys! You can easily use other cupcake cases, but I just adore these baking cups. They’re ideal. And they are so so easy to use! Enjoy! X

Cadbury's Caramel Cupcakes!

Chocolate cupcakes with a Cadbury's caramel egg centre, caramel buttercream frosting, and even more Cadburys caramel for dreamy Cadburys caramel cupcakes!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 People
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 12 Frozen Cadbury's caramel eggs
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125 g self raising flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder

Buttercream Ingredients

  • 150 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 375 g icing sugar
  • 75 g caramel (carnations)


  • 6 chilled Cadbury's caramel eggs (halved)
  • Sprinkles


  • Freeze 12 Cadbury's caramel eggs, wrapped to protect them, preferably overnight, or at least for 4-5 hours.

For the Cupcakes!

  • Heat your oven to 180C/160 Fan/350F and line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cases or put 12 Iced Jems baking cups onto a flat tray!
  • Beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy, add in the eggs, self-raising flour and cocoa powder with the butter/sugar mix until well combined.
  • Spoon in a spoonful of cupcake batter, and put a frozen Cadbury's caramel egg on top. Spoon on another spoonful of cake batter and make sure the egg is covered!
  • Bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes until baked through. Leave to cool fully on a cooling rack!

For the Buttercream!

  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes to loosen it – gradually add the icing sugar on a slow speed until it is combined then speed the mixer up and beat for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the caramel to the buttercream and continue mixing, keep on beating for 5 minutes until whipped!

For the Decoration!

  • Using a 2D closed star piping tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes like an ice-cream at the beach looks so its the perfect ratio of buttercream to cake.
  • Once iced, sprinkle over some sprinkles, and add half of a Cadbury's caramel egg. (I suggest refrigerating the eggs to make them easier to halve)


  • I used a 2D closed star piping tip to decorate my cakes as they get the nice swirl! And I used some purple regular baking cups from Iced Jems as the purple is like Cadburys!
  • These will last for 3 days in an airtight container!
  • You don’t have to use a Cadbury's caramel egg in the centre of the cupcake, but I just LOVED the idea of it, use the same recipe but without the egg for a normal chocolate cupcake.
  • When its not Easter, you could use chunks of the Cadbury's caramel bar instead.



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  1. Jess on March 8, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Could you put galaxy caramel pieces in the centre instead? Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 11, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Yes absolutely you can! hope this helps x

  2. Carolyn on May 18, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Love these could you make the buttercream a chocolate caramel by adding some cocoa or something?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 19, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      Hey, yes!xx

  3. Lindsay on March 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I would really like to make these as Easter gifts for my family. Do you use full size caramel eggs or the smaller ones in the bags? I’m finding it difficult to imagine a whole egg in the cupcake?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 27, 2021 at 11:04 am

      Hello! I use the full sized ones but you can use the mini!x

  4. Letitia Barron on March 10, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Not sure what happened but these did not work for me. The tops fell in and not sure if the cakes were cooked even after 23mins. May try again at some point.

    • Amanda Yeates on June 14, 2022 at 11:46 am

      Exactly this happened to me too! I wonder if because I baked over the alloted time as I too wasn’t convinced they were done at 17-20 mins , whether the eggs inside got too hot and collapsed so that the top of the cupcake caved in 🙁

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 15, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Hiya! Yes, this can happen – I never ever bake my cupcakes longer than 22 minutes! Hope this helps x

  5. Candice on February 19, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    5 stars
    Hi can I double the recipe to make it to a 2 tier cake ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 20, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Yes you can! 2x 8″ tins it would take about 35 minutes to bake! x

  6. Amy on July 6, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    5 stars
    Sooo tasty. Ran out of coco powder so made with out and used slightly salted butter for icing soo good as cut through sweetness 💜

  7. Gemma Sutton on July 2, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    These are gorgeous and wanting to make them again. I am just wondering if you can put food colouring in the buttercream? Or would it not take because of the caramel? Thank you 😊

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 2, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Hey! So you could, but the colours may be slightly weird because of the caramel so it may not be quite the colour you want!

  8. Chloe on May 15, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    I don’t have any caramel bars/ eggs, would a dollop of shop bought caramel such as carnation caramel work?

    Thanks, love your recipes! x

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      For the decoration, yes!! If you want to put it in the middle, I would bake them without, and then core out the middle and put some in!

  9. Danielle on April 22, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Would I be able to make vanilla or caramel flavoured cupcakes instead of chocolate cupcakes as that’s what I prefer, or would it not work as well? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 23, 2020 at 9:03 am

      You can! Take out the cocoa powder, and add up the self-raising flour!

    • Danielle on April 30, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you! Also, what sugar would you recommend to use instead of light brown sugar? I have caster sugar and can’t find any other sugar, would that be any good? Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 30, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Caster sugar is perfect!

  10. Alice Barrington on March 1, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    5 stars
    These as so delicious….love the egg in the centre.

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