Toffee Spice Cupcakes Recipe

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to bring out your newest and best recipes.

If you’re a beginner at baking and like simple fail-proof recipes, I like to search the website of Duncan Hines. Almost all of their recipes incorporate a pre-maid mix that tastes delicious and is so close to homemade.

In my local grocery stores though, Duncan Hines products can be difficult to find – so I substitute them with Betty Crocker products.

I quickly got into the holiday spirit and made these toffee spice cupcakes. I also bought these darling reindeer and sleigh cupcake toppers and liners from the dollar store. I feel like it makes the reindeers and sleighs look like they’re on top of snowy muddy mountains!


  • 12 cupcake-muffin pan
  • 24 cupcake liners
  • 24 cupcake toppers (optional)


  • 1 Box of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix or Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Tub of Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Milk Chocolate Frosting or Betty Crocker Creamy Deluxe Chocolate Frosting
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of Hershey’s Chipits SKOR Toffee Bits for cupcake batter
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows for garnish
  • 1/2 cup of Hershey’s Chipits SKOR Toffee Bits for garnish

Toffee Spice Cupcakes Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake-muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, oil, dry mix and flour in a bowl and mix to combine. Continue to mix for 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in toffee bits.
  3. Fill cupcake-muffin cups 2/3 full and place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool for 1 minute and remove muffins from the tin and cool on a cooling rack.
  4. Frost all cool cupcakes place 4-5 mini marshmallows on each. With the remaining 1/2 cup of toffee bits spoon a small pile in the centre of each cupcake.
  5. Decorate with cupcake toppers.
  6. Place on a platter for service.

I had enough cupcake batter to make a batch of 24 cupcakes! The combination of the spice cake, chocolate icing, and marshmallows tasted wintery and comforting.

Do you like holiday-themed cupcakes?

Let me know!

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