Single wasn't enough. Double just didn't cut it. These cupcakes had to have a triple dose of butterscotch.
First things first. Let's settle the difference between Butterscotch and Caramel. They look similar, smell similar, and to the untrained palate, they can also taste similar. But, they are two different animals. Caramel gets its name from its method of production, called caramelization. This phenomenon refers to the transformation of sucrose (regular table sugar) under conditions of very high temperatures into new coloured flavour compounds. The addition of certain acids can help to increase the rate of reaction by promoting the breakdown of sugar (it helps to cleave the bonds that hold glucose molecules together).
Above all, if you like butterscotch, you'll love these Triple Butterscotch Cupcakes. So, go give your brown sugar the attention it deserves and then put it all in your stomach. I did, and that was lunch.