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Snickers Cupcakes with chocolate peanut butter frosting! These are SO good!

Snickers Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cupcakes: for cake mix recipe see below
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs at room temp (see my tip below)
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 3/4 C. butter softened
  • 1/2 C. peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp.vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • Snickers bars and caramel sauce for decoration!

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine cocoa flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  4. 4. Pour half the dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir again. Don't over mix.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
  6. 6. Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract and 2 Tablespoons milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until thick. If it becomes thick like cookie dough, stream in more milk!
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with Snickers and caramel sauce (mine was store bought).