Day 358 – Snickers Cupcakes

24 Jul

Peanuts, chocolate and caramel.  Just a magical combination.  And, when they’re all wrapped together in one package…even more magical.  Snickers Cupcakes (recipe below from Life, Love & Sugar).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are squishy and moist. They feel like they’re gonna be sticky, but they’re really not. They have a nice semisweet chocolate taste. Not too sweet, not too dark.

Peanut-Filling

The filling is very thick, like cooled caramel sauce, and quite greasy to the touch. It has a nice crunch with the peanuts. It definitely tastes like the inside of a Snickers. Caramel, cream and peanuts all in one.

Peanut-Butter-Frosting

The frosting is thick, but easy to pipe. It has a very light peanut butter flavor. More of a simple buttercream with a hint of peanut butter.

Snickers-Cupcake

The glaze was very, very thick. Too thick to drizzle. I added almost double the milk to make it the right consistency. It tastes like room temperature hot chocolate. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. Mostly you get the cocoa flavor.

Mini-Snickers-Cupcake

This cupcake offers a whole lot of texture! The cupcake is light and mildly chewy, the filling is crunchy and gooey, the frosting is smooth. It’s a lot. It definitely reminds me of a Snickers in flavor. The frosting kind of gets lost though. I want a little bolder flavor, perhaps more peanut butter in place of the shortening, because the filling almost becomes the star.

Snickers-Cupcake-halved

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 3
  • TOTAL: 19

Mini-Snickers-top

RECIPE

Snickers Cupcakes (recipe from Life, Love & Sugar)

Chocolate Cupcakes:
1 cup flour
1 cups sugar
1/4 + 1/8 cup 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
Filling:
3 tbsp milk
6 tbsp butter
8 oz 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

 

For directions visit Life, Love & Sugar.

*Tomorrow: Ginger Ale Cupcakes*

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