|Snickers Cupcakes- Heaven in a cupcake wrapper
These heavenly creations were made for a bake sale that is being held at the hospital I work for. The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is coming up soon, and several of the different departments at the hospital have formed teams and are raising funds before the walk. For some reason, my department (The Cardiopulmonary department) doesn’t have a team…which is sad. Had I known sooner, I’d have volunteered to start one up. I was asked to bake for the bake sale that the Cardiovascular Intensive Care and Stepdown units are having for their team, as I work up in CVICU quite a bit. The nurses up there have seen my blog and some of my other goodies, and knew I’d love to make something for the occasion.
Makes 30 regular sized cupcakes
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
10 snack size Snickers bars, cut into thirds and frozen
3-4 snack size Snickers bars, chopped for topping
Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin tins with cupcake wrappers.
Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl and stir with wire whisk. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be very runny).
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Place in oven for about 8 minutes, remove trays and insert 1 candy piece into each cupcake. Place trays back in the oven for approximately 16 minutes.
Recipe Adapted from: Hersheys
Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
3 sticks unsalted butter; room temperature
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1/2- 2/3 cup caramel topping depending on taste; plus more for drizzling
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream the butter in the bowl of an electric or stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract, salt and caramel syrup and combine well.
Add sugar in small batches, mixing well and scraping bowl after each addition. After all of the sugar has been added and mixed thoroughly, taste the frosting and add more caramel syrup if desired. For thicker frosting you can gradually add in a little more sugar.
|Waiting for the finishing touches|
Garnish with chopped Snickers bars and a drizzle of caramel of caramel syrup.
|The cooker boy (excuse the MJ glove) with his cupcake..one happy camper!!|
Enjoy..and let me know what you think!