Tunnocks Caramel Wafer chocolate cupcakes

January tends to be a quiet month for us. After the crazy, busy months of November and December it’s good to keep our weekends free to enjoy each others’ company and our own home. It was noticeably colder today, which is why it seemed like a really good time to experiment in the kitchen.

Many moons ago when I was at University, I was a member of the Tunnocks’ Caramel Wafer Appreciation Society. Every week we would gather in the pub, I can’t quite remember what we did, but I made some great friends and went on a trip to the Tunnocks’ factory in Scotland! Take a look at this post for a photo of me at Uni.

Tunnocks Caramel Wafer  bar in wrapper

Happy days. And, needless to say, my love of Tunnocks Caramel Wafers has remained with me. So on a recent shopping trip I picked up a pack of Caramel Wafers, enjoyed a few with my elevenses and had a thought about baking with them.

Tunnocks Caramel Wafer chocolate cupcakes

Tunnocks Caramel Wafer cut in parts

I made chocolate cupcakes, placed a small amount of the batter in the bottom of each cupcake cake, then added a slice of Tunnocks’ Caramel Wafer. I cut each bar into four pieces which seemed about the right size for each case. I filled the rest of the case with more chocolate cake batter, then baked them in the oven as usual.

Tunnocks Caramel Wafer chocolate cupcake in chocolate cake batter

I left the cupcakes to cool, decorated them with chocolate icing and sprinkles. I couldn’t wait to try them!

Fortunatley they tasted really delicious. The layers of chocolate and caramel melted whilst baking and left a delicious piece of wafer/chocolate/caramel goodness inside the chocolate cake.

Tunnocks Caramel Wafer chocolate cupcake cut in half

I was bad and told the children they contained coffee – more for me to enjoy!


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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    January 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I haven’t had Tunnocks caramel wafer in ages, these look delicious I must make some

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    January 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    We have given up sugar so I am not jealous at all 😉

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    Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    January 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of them – always tasted a bit stale to me, but my dad is obsessed with them. I do like the idea of them being in a cupcake though – that sounds like something I would like. Love the fact you were in an appreciation society – that’s brilliant!

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    Bear and Cardigan
    January 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I love Tunnocks wafers so I know I’d love these, but I’m being good for a few weeks so I have to say no, sadly.

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    Jane Taylor
    January 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    You had me at ‘Tunnocks’!
    Tunnocks Caramel wafers and Tunnocks Tea Cakes…Loved them! How could I clicking to have a peak at your Tunnock Hack!

    Yes, I do believe me and the kids will be doing a bit of baking this week.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Eve Redmond
    January 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Oh my gosh these look sooooooo lovely! Definitely going to make these next week x

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