Lion Bar Cupcakes

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For the cupcakes;

  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175g butter/Stork
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 40g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons tinned caramel
  • 30g crushed wafer

For the caramel chocolate buttercream;

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons tinned caramel
Preparation Time:- 15 mins Cooking Time:- 30-35 mins

Continuing with my candy bar recipe series, today is the turn of the Lion bar! These cupcakes feature all parts of the lion bar including caramel, wafer and chocolate!

A soft caramel cupcake with crushed wafer, topped with caramel chocolate buttercream, drips of caramel and Lion bar pieces – delicious!

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes. Once baked they will last 3-4 days.

Try not to store in an airtight container as this may make the cases peel, instead leave in a cupcake box at room temperature.

The golden cupcake cases are from Iced Jems.


Cream together the golden caster sugar with the butter/Stork.


Then mix in the eggs.


Mix in the self raising and plain flour.


Then add in two tablespoons tinned caramel.


Finally, add in the crushed wafers.


Spoon this mix into a muffin tray lined with your chosen cupcake cases. I use an ice cream scoop for accuracy. Bake at 140°C for 30-35 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.


To make the buttercream, cream the butter on it’s own first, then add in the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Once combined, add in the caramel. Pipe onto your cupcakes as desired.


To decorate, chop up some Lion bars and stick these into your buttercream. You can also top with a little drizzled caramel. Pop a spoonful in the microwave to make it easier!

I’m using Carnation tinned caramel but you can always make your own or use another brand.

The wafers I’m using are ice cream wafers, available from any supermarket.

Try not to add any extra liquid into the buttercream as this may make it hard to pipe with.

I’m using a 1M nozzle for my cupcake swirls.

Give it a try and let me know how you get on either on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.

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Happy baking!

Britt xo

Lion Bar Cupcakes by She Who Bakes

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