Double Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Maple Frosting

Triple Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Maple Frosting

Okay, so it might be the longest name ever for a cupcake, but double butterscotch cupcakes with maple frosting deserve it. Most of these went directly to a Habitat for Humanity party, right along with their BFFs, Heavenly Chocolate Cupcakes with Snow Frosting. I didn’t attend the party so I don’t know which flavor was the biggest hit of the party. The two flavors were so good that I wanted to cut them each in half and smash them side by side to make one cupcake. Who am I kidding? I would just eat two. Enjoy, all you butterscotch lovers out there!

Sweet wishes,


Double Butterscotch Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Staci at Random Sweets
Two of my favorite flavors—butterscotch and maple—come together in this unrivaled cupcake that will give you the reputation as everyone's favorite party guest.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 245 kcal



  • 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Butterscotch Maple Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • ½ teaspoon maple flavoring
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips



  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners or grease 24 cupcake cups.
  • Blend on medium speed the cake mix, pudding mixes, water, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  • Spoon batter into cupcake cups, filling each cup ⅔ full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean or until cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes and then remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Butterscotch Frosting

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butterscotch chips. Set aside.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer. Add two cups of the powdered sugar, a little at a time, blending with mixer until all the sugar is well incorporated. 
  • Add the maple flavoring and the melted butterscotch chips and mix on medium speed until the frosting is fluffy. Add the additional ½ cup powdered sugar as desired for spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cupcakes.


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 228IUCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword butterscotch, cake mix, maple, pudding mix, yellow cake mix

All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets

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