Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

Why Frappuccino Cupcakes

Every year Starbucks does a happy hour on Frappuccinos and for Starbucks Happy Hour 2013 you can get half price Frappuccinos between May 3-12 2013. To celebrate I decided to make some cupcakes! These Frappuccino Cupcakes use a coffee cupcake recipe with a new vanilla frosting I tried and they were delish. You need to get some Starbucks via for the cupcake itself or another strong coffee and it just adds a wonderful coffee flavor to the cake.

Befriend your Barista and ask for a few straws to add decoration. I cut mine into 3 and added them to the tops of each cupcake before serving.

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

15 minutes

20 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

These Frappuccino Cupcakes use a coffee cupcake recipe with a new vanilla frosting I tried and they were delish


    For the Cupcake
  • 2 cups flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 packet VIA or 2 TBS espresso coffee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1# powdered sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 2 TBS milk


  1. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. In another bowl add the boiling water to the coffee and stir well. Add the milk and place in the fridge to cool for a few minutes.
  3. In the meantime beat the butter, sugar and eggs.
  4. Gradually add in the cooled coffee and flour mix.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of way with the mix and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Test with a toothpick and if it comes out clean they're done.
  6. While baking:
  7. Make the frosting by Mixing together the butter, sugar, cream cheese, 2 milks and vanilla.
  8. Gradually add in the powdered sugar.
  9. Place in the fridge to harden a little for about 15 minutes.
  10. Once cooked:
  11. Frost the cupcakes and top with caramel drizzle and a green straw,

Frappuccino Cupcakes

When is Frappuccino Happy Hour 2013?

If you’re looking for free Starbucks drinks, this Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour 2013 deal will make you as happy as it made me! Frappuccino Happy Hour is back from May 3-12 2013 where every day between 3 – 5pm you can get half off a Starbucks Frappuccino from participating stores. The great thing about this deal (besides the freebie!) is that you can freeze frappuccinos! Wondering how? See How and Why I freeze Frappuccinos.

What is a Frappuccino?

The Frappuccino® blended beverage is the original, icy-cold coffee indulgence we made famous. Try our favorite summer flavors or make your drink just the way you like it. Follow your taste buds and let your imagination run wild!


  1. Yum!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    Hugs, Cathy

  2. We will just love these cupcakes! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. The straw is a nice touch, I was wondering if you put any filling in the middle for it. 😉 These look delish! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  4. Hey! I want to make these for community group tonight. If you use the espresso instead of the VIA, do you do 2 TBS brewed espresso or mix the grounds right in?

  5. wow these look amazing, starbucks and cupcakes blended into one delicious beautiful creature, yes please!

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