Vegan Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes
These delicious Vegan Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes are perfect for any salted caramel fans. Light, fluffy caramel cupcakes, topped with buttercream and piled high with homemade cinema sweet style popcorn! And not forgetting a subtle hit of Sea Salt to ensure these treats are not too sweet. Whats not to love?!
Did I also mention they are suitable for vegans as well as soyfree. AND can be easily adapted for coeliacs, using suitable glutenfree flour. I LOVE Vicki’s FreeFrom Fairy Wholegrain Flour and as soon as I have ordered some more will amend the recipe. Usually with cakes I can substitute it in 1:1 because I mix the ground chia in.
I am completely obsessed with anything vaguely Salted Caramel flavoured, probably because I don’t really have a very sweet tooth. I was always the kid that ate the crisps at a birthday party and left the jelly. And now as a grown up I love dark chocolate, bitter coffee, pickled onions, really sour sweets and… salty sweet popcorn! The Peachicks are the same – well ok without the coffee, honestly those girls have enough energy as it is!! So you can imagine how long these lasted in this house!!
This recipe elevates that humble childhood cinema treat, salty sweet popcorn, into a fun little cupcake. Imagine a whole batch of these in mini popcorn tubs as the centrepiece to a birthday film night! That is some serious party host brownie points right there! The vegan cupcake has a delicate flavour thanks to some caramel extract baked into the batter and the popcorn is held together with a quick and easy dairyfree salted caramel drizzle. If sizzling hot sugar is slightly outside your comfort zone, then pile the cupcakes with a buttercream mountain before sticking ready flavoured popcorn all over it! *Metcalfes (Cinema Sweet, salt & sweet), Tyrells (NOT Strawberries & Cream or Caramel), Nude and Planet Organic all have dairyfree/Vegan flavours that would work well in this
I originally made these for the May Fair at The Peachicks’ school but forgot to make any samples for taste testing at home. They seemed to go down well. There was certainly none left by the time we navigated the car park fiasco! I even did a short video on my Instagram stories. (Noone was offended or scared off by it so I might do some more over the coming weeks!)