Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
butterscotch and cream cheese cupcakes on a cooling rack

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Cupcakes

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Desserts

Description

These Butterscotch Cream Cheese Cupcakes are moist cupcakes made with a delicious baked in top layer of butterscotch chips and cream cheese! 


Scale

Ingredients

CUPCAKE BASE

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup butter, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 3 eggs, room temperature

CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

CUPCAKE BASE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line 2 muffin tins with cupcake paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream the butter, ½ cup granulated sugar and ½ cup brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in the eggs.
  4. Alternatively add the milk and dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Set aside to prepare the cream cheese mixture.

CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE

  1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, blend the cream cheese, egg, and ⅓ cup sugar for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Stir in butterscotch chips.

ASSEMBLING THE CUPCAKES

  1. Spoon the cupcake base into each muffin cup until about 1/2 full. Add a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture on top. Continue to fill all the muffin tins.
  2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted in the center of a cupcake, comes out clean.
  3. Allow cupcakes to cool in pan 10 minutes and then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

Keywords: Butterscotch, Cream Cheese, Cupcakes, dessert, moist cupcakes,