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Best Ever Snickers Cupcakes

snickers cupcake with caramel frosting and Snickers on top

Looking for the best homemade chocolate cupcake recipe? These Snickers Cupcakes with caramel buttercream are perfect. Rich and delicious, if you are a fan of Snickers, you are going to love these cupcakes.

Best Ever Snickers Cupcakes Recipe

Snickers Cupcakes with a caramel coated Snickers filling, rich caramel frosting, and topped with caramel drizzle and chopped Snickers. These cupcakes are what dreams are made of! I don’t usually eat candy bars, but if I do it will always be a Snickers. Consisting of peanut nougat, roasted peanuts, caramel, and chocolate it is easy to see how the annual global sales of Snickers are more than 2 billion a year! So what is your favorite candy bar? Have you ever tried cooking/baking with them?

Can I Make Candy Bar Cupcakes with a Cake Mix?

If you prefer to make your candy bar cupcakes with a cake mix that is fine. It saves time to use a mix and most mixes taste almost as good as homemade.

How to Cut Snickers Bars Easily

When you are cutting the Snickers Bars, you might be struggling to get the Snickers bars to cut easily. It is important to use a sharp knife when cutting. To make cutting easier you can freeze the Snickers first. You do not want to make the Snickers are frozen but you do not want to make them frozen too much that makes then hard to cut.

How to Store the Snicker bar Cupcakes

Once you have made these cupcakes, you want to make sure to store them properly so that they last. When storing the cupcakes, you need to protect the cupcakes from the air. You want to store the cupcakes in an airtight container. This keeps the cupcakes from getting stale. You do not want to store the cupcakes in the refrigerator because this will cause the cupcakes to get dried out faster. If you need to freeze some of the cupcakes to prevent them from going stale, you will want to freeze the cupcakes before you put them into a freezer bag or container. Put the finished cupcakes on a plate or a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen, then you can move them to a freezer bag. This will prevent the cupcakes from sticking to each other and losing the frosting on the plastic.

Ingredients for Caramel Buttercream

  • Powdered sugar
  • Fun-size Snickers bars

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Cupcake

  • Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Hot water
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sour cream

Ingredients in Caramel Sauce and Filling

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fun-size Snickers bars

How to Make Snickers Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

To make the cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
In a two-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until smooth; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and the sugar, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and mixture is combined. Remove from the heat and transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until the mixture is cooled, about 4-5 minutes. Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in vanilla and cocoa mixture until incorporated. With the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, beating just until combined.
Fill the cupcake papers three-quarters full, making sure that the batter is divided evenly. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the filling

Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the salt and brown sugar and heat the mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, until the sugar is totally dissolved. Stir in the milk and return to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to lukewarm, about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once cupcakes have cooled, use a paring knife or apple corer to cut out a small circle in the center of each cupcake.
Remove the core and discard.
To make the cupcake filling, in a medium bowl, combine the chopped Snickers and 1/4 cup of the cooled caramel sauce and mix to coat. Drop a spoonful of the filling mixture into each cupcake.
Reserve three tablespoons of caramel sauce for drizzling over frosted cupcakes.

To make the frosting

Transfer remaining caramel sauce to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the powdered sugar and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Adjust consistency with a little more milk or powdered sugar, if necessary.
Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip. Pipe a spiral of icing, beginning at the outer edge and working inward. Drizzle the frosted cupcakes with the three tablespoons of caramel sauce and garnish with chopped Snickers bars.

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Best Ever Snickers Cupcakes


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Description

Looking for the best homemade chocolate cupcake recipe? These Snickers Cupcakes with caramel buttercream are perfect. Rich and delicious, if you are a fan of Snickers, you are going to love these cupcakes.


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Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream, at room temperature

For the Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 12 fun-size Snickers bars, chopped

For the Caramel Frosting:

  • 3 ½ to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 fun-size Snickers bars, chopped

Instructions

  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
    In a two-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and the sugar, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and mixture is combined. Remove from the heat and transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until the mixture is cooled, about 4-5 minutes. Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in vanilla and cocoa mixture until incorporated. With the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, beating just until combined.
  4. Fill the cupcake papers three-quarters full, making sure that the batter is divided evenly. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the filling, melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the salt and brown sugar and heat the mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, until the sugar is totally dissolved. Stir in the milk and return to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to lukewarm, about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a paring knife or apple corer to cut out a small circle in the center of each cupcake.
  7. Remove the core and discard.
  8. To make the cupcake filling, in a medium bowl, combine the chopped Snickers and 1/4 cup of the cooled caramel sauce and mix to coat. Drop a spoonful of the filling mixture into each cupcake.
  9. Reserve three tablespoons of caramel sauce for drizzling over frosted cupcakes.
    To make the frosting, transfer remaining caramel sauce to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the powdered sugar and beat on medium-high speed until until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Adjust consistency with a little more milk or powdered sugar, if necessary.
    Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip. Pipe a spiral of icing, beginning at the outer edge and working inward. Drizzle the frosted cupcakes with the three tablespoons of caramel sauce and garnish with chopped Snickers bars.

Notes

Source: adapted from Pass the Sushi and frosting from Sugar Duchess

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Snickers Cupcakes

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