Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Snickers Cupcakes

So lately I have been on a cupcake kick. A BIG cupcake kick. I have been sampling recipes I have found in the interwebs and from cookbooks. And let me tell you that I have been very popular with my co-workers, family and neighbors as they have been helping me by "sampling" what I have been making.

I found this recipe over at my favorite baking site, My Baking Addiction. They are incredibly easy to make and when presented they have a definite "WOW" factor! Everyone loved these cupcakes with a few people claiming that they were the best cupcakes that they have ever eaten.

The cupcakes are made with a cake mix, but are doctored up to be incredibly moist and dense. The surprise that you will find is the Snickers candy bar baked inside...making this cupcake a candy bar lover's dream! They are then topped off with homemade caramel buttercream frosting and garnished with more caramel and Snickers. YUMMY!

They are definitely a keeper and are something that I will pull out whenever I need to impress some guests...I hope that you enjoy them!

Snickers Cupcakes
Inspired by My Baking Addiction

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients for the cupcakes:

1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs; lightly beaten
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon of vanilla
24-30 frozen Snickers Miniatures (must be frozen!)

Instructions for cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line (2) 12 cup muffin tins with paper liners.
3. In stand mixer, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs, vanilla and water.
4. Evenly divide the batter amongst the prepared pans.
5. Gently push a frozen Snickers Miniature bar into the center of the batter and smooth the surface making sure to cover the candy bar with batter.
6. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Cool cupcakes thoroughly on wire rack.

Ingredients for the buttercream frosting:
3 sticks butter; room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup caramel topping; plus more for drizzling
12 Snickers Miniatures, cut in 1/2 diagonally to garnish

Instructions for the frosting:
1. Cream the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract and caramel syrup and combine well.
2. Add the sugar in slowly, thoroughly mixing after each addition. For thicker frosting you can gradually add in a little more sugar.
3. Frost your cupcakes. I used a Wilton 1M star tip for my cupcakes.
3. Garnish with Snickers bars and a drizzle of caramel of caramel syrup. Make sure that you add your Snickers bars to the frosting shortly after applying it or they will not stick in the frosting well.

(Cupcakes will last for 2 days in a well secured container. Any longer and they will start to get stale.)

I'm linking up this week to: Fireflies & Jelly Beans, It's a Keeper, This Week's Cravings, Prairie Story, Somewhat Simple,Tip Junkie, Cupcake Tuesday, Someday Crafts, Sweet Tooth Friday, I'm Lovin' It, Food on Fridays,Simply Sweet Home, Fingerprints on the Fridge, WhipperBerry, It's a Hodgepodge Life, My Romantic Home


  1. WoW!! So yummy! I can't wait to try these, however my hubby's allergic to nuts, so I might try some milky way in them. So fabulous!

    Found you over at Tip-Me-Tuesday, if you get a chance, check me out. Now following you.

  2. looks Delish! Found you on sugar bee crafts!
    I just started my blog. Mushkiloves if you get a chance i'd love you to stop by.

  3. We are doing CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE and MORE CHOCOLATE at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party and we would love to have you link up this awesome recipe!


  4. Ok! When I saw these I almost died! I have to make these because they are a choclate person's fantasy!!! Glad I found your site from FTLOB and will be following you from now on.

  5. Yum! Following you from MWM.
    Debbie from nofiltermom.blogspot.com

  6. Umm, lets see, I love Snickers are my favorite candy bar, I love cupcakes... I AM SOLD! ;)

  7. Saw your cupcake from Cupcake Tuesday. These look great!

  8. These just look amazingly good! I love to make cupcakes every wed i might just have to try these. www.mylifeunzipeed.blogspot.com

  9. I am REALLY gonna make these soon (maybe for my husband's birthday weekend)

    We so appreciate you coming back and linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS “CHOCOLATE”, we are already enjoying over 125 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It’s gonna be one SWEET week!

    And don’t forget to come back next week (Monday) for “HIDDEN INGREDIENT”… “What can you hide in your recipes?”


  10. oh my, these look soooo good! I'd love for you to come over and link these up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday blog party.

  11. Your cupcakes turned out amazing. I'm going to give them a whirl for my nicker's lovin' guy!

  12. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  13. Mmm....those look tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe. =]

  14. Perfect! These look totally wonderful!

  15. Snickers are one of my favorite candy bars. These cupcakes look amazing!

  16. I love cupcakes! These look so chocolaty.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/24/chocolate-donuts/

  17. Yum! I'm featuring this tomorrow at womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

    Jill :)

  18. Oh No You Di' int! You found a way to make a cupcake and a snickers even more enjoyable!1 It is almost too good to be true!

    This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

    I found you on Someday Crafts!!

  19. Snickers cupcakes?!? I've died and gone to chocolate heaven.

  20. You were featured today on Today's Top 20! Come say hey! :)


  21. These look amazing...I'll have to find an excuse to make them soon :)

  22. These look awesome! Can't wait to try them. I'm a new follower and would love if you visited mine when you have a chance!

    Marcy@ www.lifesgristle.blogspot.com

  23. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I make some today for my son Birthday... Oh man, this has to be what heaven taste like...

  24. oh, yummy! i love baking unexpected things into the center of cupcakes: candybars, oreos, etc! these look sooo good!

    i would love if you would link this and any other recipe to mangia mondays!


  25. These look so delicious!!! I am going to try these babies for sure! I know my readers would love to have the recipe as well. I have a Blog Hop every Mon & Wed (2 different ones) & would love to have you join our fun..Have a great day..

  26. These look amazing! I offer a link up every Monday in the Link Up Lounge, so I am going to add this link to it! I'm sure my readers would LOVE this recipe! Hope you stop by some time!

  27. Thanks for linking up! I'm going to feature these this week at my next link party!

  28. Drool, drool, drool! I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These look too good for words. Thanks for the great recipe and blog -- I'm in love.

  29. Wow.... they look awesome! I know, I've been into cupcakes too!
    I found you on Handyman, Crafty woman's blog.

  30. I love Snickers, those look delicious!

  31. Come on over and grab an "I've been featured" button if you'd like! :-)

  32. These look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week! I'm featuring you for this week! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  33. These looks so good....can't wait to make them. I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post today.


    Thanks for sharing another great recipe!


  34. Hey, I'm so glad I found your blog :)! I have a beauty blog and I'm having 2 giveaways right now, so check it out!


  35. I love snickers bars and what a delicious idea! Please share this recipe with our readers by linking up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!



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