These cupcakes are made with a yellow cake mix and Bavarian cream.  Butterscotch flavor is added to both to give them a butterscotch flavor.  With the butterscotch flavor, the filling tastes like butterscotch pudding.  The frosting is a browned butter frosting.  It is very good.

You can make these cream cupcakes without the butterscotch flavor.

1 yellow boxed cake mix
2 teaspoons butterscotch flavor

1 cup Bavarian cream
1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavor

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Make the cupcakes according the package instructions adding the butterscotch flavor.
  2. For the filing, mix the Bavarian cream and 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavor together in a small bowl.
  3. Once the cupcakes have cooled, fill the centers of the cupcakes with the cream filling:  Assemble a pastry bag with a star tip.  Press the tip through the top of a cupcake and press to insert the filling into the cupcake until the cupcake starts to swell.  Repeat with the remainder of the cupcakes.
  4. Frost with the browned butter frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

3/4 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon butterscotch flavor
3-4 tablespoons milk as needed to reach the right consistency

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan until it has started to brown.  Watch it closely.  It should be just amber in color, not dark brown.
  2. Let the browned butter cool for a few minutes then pour the clearer liquid off the top into a small bowl leaving the dark solids and a little liquid in the pan.  Place the browned butter in the refrigerator to cool for about an hour.  It should cool to a gel.
  3. Add the flavor and browned butter to the powdered sugar in a large bowl.  Whip with an electric mixer.  Thin with additions of milk as needed.
  4. Frost and decorate as desired.
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