Friday, October 29, 2010

Snickers Cupcakes

Every year, after Halloween trick or treating my mom would inspect our candy. Take out all the apples and handmade stuff that could contain deadly poison or razor blades. Did that really even happen? Regardless, my mom made sure we were safe. Apparently, she was also making sure we were safe from Snickers bars. Because they always seemed to disappear from our treat bags. I think I was about 10 before I actually got to eat one (ha ha, just kidding mom!!!). And the best way to eat Snickers, or pretty much any candy bar, is straight from the freezer. So when I ran across this Snickers cupcake recipe at My Baking Addiction, it went on my to-bake list. And bake it I did!!

The really awesome thing about this recipe is you start with a box cake mix. Yes, that's right. A box cake mix!! It gets doctored up with instant pudding mix, sour cream and lots of eggs. Did I mention they are super healthy?? Ha!


More awesomeness...there is a mini snickers inside each cupcake. You put the mini snickers in the freezer before popping them into the batter. I overfilled my cupcake pan a bit, not realizing that when I put the snickers in the batter was going to be displaced and push up. Lesson learned on that one. The frosting is a caramel vanilla buttercream and the tops are drizzled the caramel sauce and more chopped snickers.


There are no words for these cupcakes. They were amazing. The cake was moist and light and fluffy and the buttercream was to die for. I know I am always saying things are delicious on this blog, but I think this might be my favorite chocolate cake. It was easy (from a box!!) and cooked up just the way I liked it. And with a hidden snickers inside! I would highly recommend these!! They might be a good way to win over some friends and influence others.

I hope you are having a fantastic Friday!! We are off to a Halloween party in a little bit and that's just the beginning of a fun Halloween weekend!! I hope you have a great weekend, too. Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Cecelia said...

Hello there;0) These look super yummy! I love snickers so this would be nice to try. We went to a Hallowen party last weekend and tomorrow a friend of mine is celebrating her 40th b-day. The theme of her party is 80's. So my hubby and I will be dressing up for that. Sunday we will be taking the kids to a Halloween carnival;0) You have a great weekend and fun Halloween!

Hugs
Cecelia B

Monique said...

Oh it almost sound like a pound cake I make... You Know I don't know if I have ever tried a snicker bar.. I love mars bars though lol.. and yes frozen chocolate is always better especially Reese's peanut butter cup.. Anyway these look very Yummy!!! Hope you have a FAB weekend Mara!!

mustangkayla said...

Those look absolutely delicious! I think I felt myself gain 5 pounds just by looking at them! Lol....

Joni Kix said...

That's interesting... She doestn't really say why freezing the candy is important. I love that the recipe starts with a cake mix. I do not have the patience to bake from scratch, lol!

It looks like a yummy treat for halloween... maybe with reeces or milky way midnights!

Sue said...

I should make these for my daughter-in-law. Snickers is her favorite candy! Love that there's one inside each cupcake:)

VanessaB said...

oh yummy yum!! i made (from picky palate) chocolate chip cookie stuffed cupcakes for jack's party and the main cake part is similar to what you used, and it was sooo good. i need a good excuse to make these! and make sure they aren't sitting around my house.. i have 8 pounds to lose, not gain. lol!!

theelfqueen said...

No, it didn't ever really happy (razor blades and poisoned candy) There are a few recorded instances of people poisoning their OWN kids but never other kids. Just an urban myth - before Snopes was around to bust it.

In my house, I am the super mean mom - they get to keep their buckets and bags separate for about a day. Then I dump it all in together and the candy is up for grabs to anyone (who is allowed to have candy at that time) including Mom and Dad-- no "I had three M&Ms, someone took one! And then, Dec 1, when I break out the Advent Calendars, whatever is left is GARBAGE.

IamDerby said...

I may have to make this! My mom also removed the deadly snickers bars, mounds bars, and almond joys. LOL

Jocelyn said...

Oh Yum....these look delish!!! I am off to check the recipe...I have two little ones that would love these...no less than BIG GUY too!!!

Have a great one!!!

Rebecca said...

OH MY those looks fantastic. DH ate himself sick on snickers as a kid and cant even stand the sight of them now lol. So at least your Mom saved you from that fate ;)

Jenelle said...

OMG I'm drooling looking at these. I want a snickers now LOL!

Aubree said...

I either need to stop reading your blog or I need to take up running b/c I gain 10lbs every time I hop over here to read your posts!!!