Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snickers Cupcakes

Last night we went to Pizza Hut with Corey's family to celebrate his birthday. I made him Snickers Cupcakes as he requested using this recipe from The Red Deer. The only thing I did different was to make standard buttercream instead of swiss meringue to save on time. I also was so short on time I forgot to take any decent photos so here is one of Corey and his cupcakes at Pizza Hut.

Corey & His Snickers Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cake (via The Red Deer)

180g unsalted butter, softened
385g caster sugar
3 eggs
225g self-raising flour
75g plain flour
1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
70g cocoa powder
3 tsps instant coffee granules
125ml water
125ml milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line 2 12-hole muffin trays with cupcake cases.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Fold in sifted flours, soda and cocoa with combined coffee, water and milk, in two batches.
  4. Spoon mixture into cupcake cases and bake for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Set aside to cool.
Snickers Cupcake Filling (via The Red Deer)

1 cup peanuts
1 tin of Top'n'Fill Caramel
  1. Mix together the peanuts and caramel.
  2. Once the cupcakes have cooled cut a well out of each cupcake, fill with the Snickers filling and then replace the piece of cupcake that was cut out.
For the buttercream I just made a standard buttercream and then substituted the milk for caramel syrup. It turned out delicious!

Now one of my 101 in 1001 is to make a new cupcake recipe every month for a year. This is going to be number 1. So from now until October 2011 I will be making a new cupcake recipe every month. I was going to make it every week but I just don't have the time every week to make cupcakes. Stay tuned for Decembers cupcakes which will no doubt be Christmas themed.

1 comment:

Kara said...

YUM! Thanks for the recipe. And Happy Birthday to Corey!