Thursday, September 16, 2010

snickers cupcakes.

are the

seriously. you are in for a great surprise (but not now since im about to ruin it) when you bite into this yummy chocolate cuppie...CARAMEL on the inside! what?! i know, right...amazing.

we had them at the girls night on monday. take a peek:

Chocolate Cupcakes

What you need:
• 2 cups sugar
• 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup boiling water

What you do:

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans.

line cupcake pan with baking cups. Fill 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22-25 minutes at 350° F until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans about five minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

When completely cool, use a paring knife to cut a small cone shape out of the top of each cupcake. Add caramel sauce (i just get the caramel sauce that is the icecream topping) as desired. Add what the part that you coned out back to the cupcake. So, it's like a taking a small piece out of the center and then filling with caramel & a small piece of snickers and putting it back on. Just make sure you cut up the snickers to really small pieces so it all fits!

Caramel Buttercream

what you need:

1 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/4 cup caramel sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb powdered sugar
mini Snickers bar for garnish

What you do:

*I use the kitchen aid paddle attachment!*

Beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add caramel sauce, heavy cream and vanilla and mix to incorporate. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until incorporated to reach the right consistency. Increase speed to medium-high and whip about one minute until light and fluffy. Frost as desired.

Coarsely chop candy bars and sprinkle over the top of cupcakes.


1 comment:

Steph said...

YUMM!!! I'm a crazy cupcake fan, will def give these a try :) Thanks for sharing x