Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns

Guest post from Tate & Lyle

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns: Autumn Cupcakes.

Hello friends.

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns, how yummy!!

Perfect for autumn – with all the right flavours for Halloween and Bonfire Night.Preparation 30 mins

Cooking 20-25 mins

Makes 10

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns

How To Make Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns:


100g butter

110g Tate & Lyle Dark Muscovado Sugar

110g Lyle’s black treacle

175g plain flour

Pinch of salt

2 tsp ground ginger

1 large egg, beaten

150ml milk

1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda

For The Cinder Toffee:

50g butter

100g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar

50g Lyle’s Golden Syrup

1 rounded tsp bicarbonate of soda

For The Topping:

150g cream cheese

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns:

How To Make This Recipe:

1.) Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Put 10 paper cup cake cases into a muffin tin.

2.) Put the butter, sugar and black treacle into a saucepan and heat gently until melted. Don’t allow the mixture to get too hot. Cool slightly.

3.) Sift the flour, salt and ginger into a mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture and beaten egg, stirring them in thoroughly.

4.) Heat the milk until lukewarm, then add the bicarbonate of soda. Add to the mixing bowl and stir well. Pour the mixture into a jug and share between the cake cases. Bake for 22-25 minutes until risen and firm. Cool on a wire rack.

5.) For the cinder toffee, grease a baking sheet with a little vegetable oil. Put the butter, caster sugar and syrup into a large saucepan (it MUST be large as the mixture increases in volume). Heat gently until melted. Increase the heat and cook, without stirring, for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Add the bicarbonate of soda, using a whisk to mix it in as it bubbles up. Take care, as the mixture is extremely hot! Pour onto the baking sheet and leave to cool.

6.) To finish the cakes, spread the cream cheese onto the cakes and top with broken-up pieces of cinder toffee.

Cook’s Tip:

Prepare ahead by making the cinder toffee the day before.

Sticky Ginger Cinder Toffee Buns

Guest post from Tate & Lyle. No payment was received.

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  1. Kara Guppy
    3 October 2016 / 12:07

    Oooo these looks amazing – perfect for this time of year

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5 October 2016 / 19:26

      Thanks Kara 🙂

  2. Amy Treasure
    3 October 2016 / 10:00

    Oh my gosh just the title of these drew me in, they look amazing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5 October 2016 / 19:23

      Thanks for stopping by Amy 🙂

  3. Melanies Fab Finds
    2 October 2016 / 21:34

    Oooo fabulous these look amazing. I love cinder toffee it's super simple to make and yummy 😉

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3 October 2016 / 09:12

      Thanks Melanie, love cinders here too 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    2 October 2016 / 16:36

    These sound yummy.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3 October 2016 / 09:12

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Alina Ghost
    2 October 2016 / 10:52

    I love your photos and the toffee looks delicious. Not sure on the ginger but they look so nice I would definitely try them if I could! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3 October 2016 / 09:11

      Thanks for the comment Alina, this is a guest post 🙂

  6. Laura Dove
    1 October 2016 / 14:08

    Oh yum!! I love cinder toffee, it definitely reminds me of Halloween and bonfire night. Ive never thought to make our own, must give it a try! Love finger cake too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:46

      Thanks Laura, I love cinder toffee too. Reminds me of the taste of bonfire toffee 🙂

  7. Stella Olojola
    1 October 2016 / 13:15

    These look too yummy. Would love to try making mine.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:40

      Thanks Stella, we love making cup cakes here 🙂

  8. Laura Hartley
    1 October 2016 / 09:16

    Ooh these are so cute! I love ginger flavours so I'd eat these all very quickly!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:39

      Thanks for stopping by Laura 🙂

  9. Jayne SMABL
    1 October 2016 / 09:08

    These look so tasty! I always have to psych myself up to look at your lovely blog, because all of these yummy recipes make me want to sod the diet haha! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:37

      Thanks for the comment Jayne. I have a few more cake recipes to post then it will be mostly healthy for a while as I need to lose some weight, well for a few weeks before Christmas 🙂

  10. Natalia
    1 October 2016 / 06:37

    your website it's such a beautiful place! haha I always think I need to have your desserts for breakfast, otherwise I would be eating them all day! lol x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:33

      Aww, thanks Natalia 🙂

  11. Ayesha Farhad
    30 September 2016 / 21:04

    Argh! I just finished eating my salad while browsing through this post! Now i want some of these!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1 October 2016 / 15:25

      Aww sorry Ayesha 🙂

  12. Dean B
    30 September 2016 / 14:22

    Ginger and toffee is a great combination! My two faves 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30 September 2016 / 20:46

      Thanks for stopping by Dean 🙂

  13. beautyqueenuk
    29 September 2016 / 17:54

    These look just amazing, perfect for Autumn x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30 September 2016 / 20:45

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  14. Tamar SB
    28 September 2016 / 22:27

    They sound divine!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      30 September 2016 / 20:45

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂