Sunday, June 20, 2010

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Here is the cupcake recipe that Jessica made on Saturday. Yes, these cupcakes are so addictive and regrettably I always fall victim to the chocolate fix.

If I had it my way I would have gotten right in there with Shawn, their adorable puppy who devoured 3 of them and licked the frosting off 2 others while we were wondering around the twilight market.

These cupcakes are a treat to make for kids… both little and big!
My favorite part: the frosting- what else?

Makes 18


1 c. sugar

1 c. buttermilk ( 1%)

2 T. canola oil

2 T. FF yogurt (we used vanilla)- if you do not want to use yogurt, then use 1/4 c. canola oil

1-1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 c. baking cocoa

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt


6 oz. FF cream cheese

2 T. powdered sugar

1 egg

2 Snicker's candy bars ( 2.07 oz. each), finely chopped (yes – my favorite Candy Bar!)


1/3 c. butter

1/3 c. packed brown sugar

3 T. skim milk

1-1/2 c. powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat the sugar, buttermilk, oil ( yogurt if using) and vanilla.

Combine the flour with cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into sugar mixture until well blended.

For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Stir in candy bars.

Fill 18 paper lined muffin cups about 1/3 full with batter. Drop filling by tablespoonfuls onto the center of each cup.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Cool completely

For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the milk, then powdered sugar. Cool until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

Bon Appetit!