Creme Brulee Cupcakes recipe

This amazing Creme Brulee Cupcakes recipe I found and I love it. It's so interesting and delicious. I love to make it for my kids. I hope you enjoy it too :)

Makes about 18 cupcakes.


For the cupcakes:

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
1 1/3 c. whole milk

For the creme brulee:

2 3.7 ounce boxes of Dr. Oetker’s Creme Brulee mix
2 c. cold whole milk
2 c. cold whipping cream


  • First, bake the cupcakes. Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C degrees. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then the baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides, to ensure everything is getting mixed up really well. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour and the milk, alternating between the two ingredients. Beat just until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour your cupcake batter into your paper-lined cupcake tins so they’re 3/4 of the way full. Bake for about 22-25 minutes until the cake is set and starting to turn golden brown on the edges. It will spring back up when you gently press your finger into the top of it. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake tin for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool for at least 30 minutes , then use a small, round cookie cutter, melon baller, or spoon to scoop out the center of each cupcake, leaving about an inch border all the way around . Set the cupcakes aside. 
  • Next, make the creme brulee according to box directions. When the creme brulee is finished cooking on the stovetop, carefully and quickly , pour the mixture into the cupcakes, until they’re full, but not overflowing. Allow the cupcakes to sit at room temperature for about an hour, then refrigerate for another hour, or until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle a generous pinch of caramelizing sugar over the cupcakes and stick the under your oven’s broiler for about 3 minutes, or until the sugar has melted. You could also use a culinary torch, which is a lot of fun.