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!