These Snickers Cupcakes are over the top! Delicious, decadent, chocolatey, caramel-y, peanut butter-y and rich! And oh so good!
Now before I too much into the cupcakes, I want to talk Divergent again. If you are reading them and don’t want any spoilers, skip ahead. Last week, I mentioned that I was almost done with the third book in the Divergent series, Allegiant. I have finished. And I am not a happy camper.
It didn’t have to end that way!
Seriously! It didn’t make anything better or change anything about the story. No, it just made it sad for the sake of being sad. Not cool. The author clearly hates happiness and happy endings.
Ok, so that’s probably not true about the author, but why else would she rip our hearts out with such a sad ending? WHY?!
It made me super sad, so now I have to move on. I can’t be sad any longer…
So back to the snickers cupcakes!
I started with my very favorite chocolate cake recipe. It is the most moist, delicious and fluffy chocolate cake. I use Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa, which is why these cupcakes are so dark. You could use regular cocoa, but I did that once and will never do it again. The dark is the way to go. Even if you don’t care for dark chocolate in bar form, it makes for the best baked goods.
Then I moved on to the filling.
You guys, I could eat the filling straight. SO good!
I wanted to really give these cupcakes and real Snicker-y feel. Just cake and icing wasn’t enough. And since the inside of Snickers are filled with caramel, peanuts and nougat (which is kind of like thick marshmallow), I made a filling modeling that yumminess.
It’s pure heaven.
And when added to this cupcake – seriously indulgent. Just like I like my sweets. 🙂
The peanut butter icing is variation of my normal buttercream with peanut butter added in. If you are more into the caramel though, instead of peanut butter, you could totally make the caramel icing from these cupcakes. Also totally yummy!
And because no dessert is complete without a chocolate drizzle, I’ve got one of those too. And a cute little half of a mini Snickers to finish it off!
So stinkin’ cute and so freakin’ delicious! It these don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, I don’t know what will.
- Yield: 12 Cupcakes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cups sugar
- 1/4 + 1/8 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 3 tbsp milk
- 6 tbsp butter
- 8 oz Kraft caramels, wrappers removed
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
PEANUT BUTTER ICING
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 2-3 tbsp water or milk
CHOCOLATE GLAZE AND TOPPING
- 1/2 + 1/8 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk
- 6 mini snickers, cut in half, for topping
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