Have a sweet tooth? Make these delicious Snickers Cupcakes!

Do you love Snickers? Want to take your love for this delicious treat to a whole new level? Yesterday I experimented with a Snickers Cupcake recipe and ooooohh yum!

First let me start by saying, if you do not like sweets this recipe is not for you. This is sweetness overload right here.

These would be perfect for a girls night in or a bake sale! You can tweak the recipe as needed, if you don’t like overly sweet you can use another frosting recipe or eliminate the snickers inside the frosting.

 

Snickers Cupcake Recipe

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Love Snickers? You will love this Snickers Cupcake Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Cupcake Mix (Use a box or your favorite White Cupcake recipe)
  • 14 Fun Size Snickers Bar (The fun sizes are about 2 inches long)
  • 2 cups Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2.5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Directions

Step 1
Create your favorite white cake mix
Step 2
Chop up the Snickers bars and place in a bowl on the side.
Step 3
Fill cupcake liners approx 3/4 full.
Step 4
Add a couple pieces of the snickers to the middle of each cupcake
Step 5
Bake according to the directions
Step 6
Let the cupcakes cool
Step 7
For the Frosting: Mix butter, milk and powdered sugar on low until well blended, add vanilla.
Step 8
Take 1/4 cup of chopped snickers and place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of butter. Heat in microwave for approx 25 seconds.
Step 9
Pour the melted snickers mix into the frosting mix.
Step 10
Frost the cupcakes! (here's a tip, if you pipe the cupcakes you will need a tip large enough to pass the peanuts)
Step 11
Garnish with remainder of chopped snickers bars.

 

 

 

Have you ever had a desire for a cocktail, but something a little more than just a cocktail? What about cocktail cupcakes? I shared my Pina Colada cupcakes before but today I am sharing something a little more pink for Mother’s Day! Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes that are seriously delicious!!

Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes (from scratch)

Time: 1 hour to sit, 25 minutes of prep& frosting, 25 minutes to bake

Ingredients & Directions

Strawberry Mixture

  • 2 cups of chopped fresh strawberries
  •  1/4 cup of white/clear rum
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

For the strawberry mixture, take all the ingredients and add in a bowl, let sit for at least an hour. Then gently pulse it in a blender or using a hand blender, leaving a red mixture but also some chunks.

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsps of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cups of daiquiri mix, liquid ( I got a big bottle at WM for only $2.50)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of strawberry mixture

For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend all dry ingredients together, then cut in butter and fold in egg whites until batter is combined. Then take the daiquiri mix and stir it until it’s nice and moistened, finish by folding in strawberry mixture and vanilla until well blended. Pour evenly in cupcake liners. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Note that this is a very dense cake and will be pretty heavy and will need to bake a little longer than normal because of the liquid inside.

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temp
  • 1/8 cup of the strawberry mixture
  • 2.5 cups of powdered sugar

For the frosting: This is a simple buttercream frosting with a little bit of strawberries and rum. Simply blend butter and powdered sugar until blended, then slowly stir in strawberries until the texture is just right. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. Not runny enough, add more mixture or a little bit of the daiquiri mix.

 Variations: Got a box mix? Try substituting water with 1/2 daiquiri and 1/2 strawberry mixture.

Want a non alcoholic version? Simply leave out the rum! If your cake needs a little more moisture, just add a little bit more daiquiri mix.

No food coloring needed for the frosting, the strawberries gave off the perfect amount of pinkness!!

 

Have you made a strawberry cupcake before? These actually turned out deeelish!

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I couldn’t decide what cupcake to make this weekend for 4th of July, and then I saw a tweet that said there wasn’t anything more American then Apple Pie. How true! So I set out to make a cupcake that tasted like Apple Pie!

Recipe: Apple Pie Cupcakes

Ingredients:


Cake

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 individual size applesauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

 

Bake on 355 degrees for 20 minutes. Once cool, core the cupcakes for a filling. How to: gently scoop out the middle portion, creating a small bowl for the filling.

Filling:

  • 2 granny apples /cut and sliced into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice (I used sparkling apple cider)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

 

Bring to a boil then reduce to a medium simmer for about 20 minutes, allowing the apples to cook to a soft filling.
Make sure you watch this mixture, my first one burned! Let cool, then add to cupcakes.

Frosting:

I didn’t want to do a full buttercream frosting, I wanted a small topping frosting that would resemble an ice cream/whip topping.
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 tsp of Vanilla

1 tsp of cinnamon

After your filling is cooled and placed in the cupcake, top with frosting. Enjoy!

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Today’s Cupcake Tuesday isn’t really a recipe, more of a sharing of a technique and a peek at our Cupcake Bar for Tyler’s Birthday! This year I decided I wouldn’t stress about making cupcakes, I figure at this age anyways kids would love to make their own cupcakes. Trust me the cupcake bar is the way to go if you are short on time for decorating, plus it’s pretty cheap! I went to ABC Cake store in Phoenix and got different toppers, everything related to being a boy. Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Light Sabers, Race Cars etc. Then I set out to get different types of toppings for the cupcakes. I also bought 2 tubs of frosting.

For the cupcakes, I made Camouflage cupcakes.

Ingredients:

I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe.
2 cups of flour (sifted)
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 individual unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1.5 tsp of homemade Vanilla

I divided it into thirds. I mixed a few drops of green food coloring in one bowl, brown in another and in the last one I kept it plain. I then put the colored batters into ziploc bags, cutting a corner on each back. I layered the bottom of each cupcake liner with the original vanilla flavor. I then took one color and “piped” it to one side of inside the bottom layer. Then I took the second color and squirted it into the other side. I tried to get a camouflage look going but some of them ended up layering so I took a knife and did a little swirl in those.

The cupcake bar:

 

We had around 15 toppings and I assembled them on an upcycled Lazy Susan I found at the Goodwill Clearance center (see below). I used little plastic cups to hold the toppings and printed out labels with Lego Font. I found the Lego font here: http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Legothick.htm

Upcycled Lazy Susan:


When I found this, it didn’t look like it stood a chance to be reused again. Luckily, I had something in mind for this! I took my lovely X-ACTO knife and a 12X12 piece of Camouflage paper. I placed the paper inside the top of the Lazy Susan and gently pressed it in making a circle pattern. I then cut the circle out on my self healing mat. Once it was cut, I Mod Podged it on the Lazy Susan, then covering it with Mod Podge. I let it dry a day or so before using.

 

Other desserts served:

Worms in dirt (chocolate pudding)

 

Chocolate mustache suckers

Looking for a Smore’s cupcake recipe that tastes exactly like S’more’s? Here you go!



Last week I told you about inviting my dad over for a Western movie night. This weekend we celebrated Father’s Day of course and I made S’mores Cupcakes. I wanted to create a cupcake that would remind of days when I was younger. We did a lot of camping and you can’t go camping without Smore’s!

S’mores Cowboy Cupcakes:
Ingredients for cake:
2 cups of flour (sifted)
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter (r0om temp)
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 individual unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1.5 tsp of Vanilla (BTW I used my homemade Vanilla for the first time and YUM)
1 tsp of cinnamon

Inside:
Marshmallows (small)
Hershey’s Chocolate Bar (I used a large Hershey’s bar for the entire cupcake). Melt approx 1/2 cup of the chocolate.

Frosting:
1 cup of unsalted butter at room temp
1.5 cups of powdered sugar
1 small tub of marshmallow cream tub
1/2 tsp of Vanilla

Graham Cracker Crust
8 Chocolate Graham Cracker “sheets” (ground up by a food processor)
3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
3 Tablespoons of granulated sugar

Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Crust: Mix ingredients together and press into bottom of cupcake liners. Approx 1/8th to 1/4 inch high.

Batter: Cream butter, eggs and sugar. Add buttermilk. Stir in dry ingredients finishing with folding in vanilla and applesauce. Pour enough just to layer over the graham cracker crust.

For the middle:

Add a spoonful of melted chocolate and a couple of small marshmallows. Top with remaining batter finishing at about 2/3 full.

Bake for approx 18-20 minutes.

After cooled, prepare frosting:
Mix butter until fluffy, then slowly add the powdered sugar and then the marshmallow cream and vanilla. Decorate cupcakes with frosting, then garnish with a piece of the chocolate bar, marshmallows and cinnamon.

Here is the middle, mmmm

I did top some of them with Duff Cake Tattoos (Cowboy style)



Here are my thought son the Duff Cake Tattoo Sheets:
Way overpriced. I bought this actually for $2 on clearance and that was an acceptable price. These retail between 12 and $15. It just comes with two sheets, doesn’t taste too great and you have to cut out the decals yourself. I will tell you right now, I cut like a 5 year old.

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