Thursday, November 11, 2010

Me & Pauli, The Cupcake Duo, Snicker Cupcakes and Butter Cakes!

Everybody has to have a BF or Besties,  Pauli and  are Besties.  She is my dear neighbor, and would do anything for you, and is so generous.  One day Pauli called me and told me to come over, I went over  next door, and she handed me a bag and inside was this darling cupcake apron, and she got one, too.  She got this for me because I love cupcakes, and I love to make them for any occasion, or no occasion at all. Her husband calls me "Cupcake", so sweet, no pun intended:)    Because we had matching aprons, and Pauli loves to bake, too, we decided we had to have a "Cupcake Event". Our cupcake event was a day where we both made different cupcakes in our homes, then we went to get a bite to eat with our husbands, and came back to my house for dessert.

Snicker Cupcakes
It took a while to schedule our Cupcake Event, but we finally agreed on a date, which was last Monday. I made Snickers Cupcakes with my left over mini Snickers.  I guess that reading Lindsey's blog with all of those candy laden recipes, rubbed off on me:)  Pauli made Butter Cakes, a white cake with strawberry jam filling and vanilla sour cream frosting.  which will be posted later.  (I have to apologize for my pics because the lighting in my house isn't conducive to good pictures, especially at night.  Daytime pics are not easy either, because I have so much shade,  so much for the pics).  However, the Snicker Cupcakes are wonderful., chocolate cupcakes filled with melted Snickers, chocolate butter cream,  and topped with chopped Snickers  We had so much fun eating cupcakes, taking pictures, and drinking coffee with our husbands  Here is the recipe.

Snickers Cupcakes
Makes around 20 cupcakes

  • 1 2/3 C all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 1/2 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C buttermilk
       What to do 
  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and extract.
  4. Beat in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, until combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. ( I used a 2" ice cream scoop).
  6. Bake at 350 F for twenty minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when touched.
  7. Cool on rack until cool.
  8. Using the cone method, fill with melted Snickers. 
  9. Frost with chocolate butter cream frosting, and sprinkle chopped Snickers over the top.
     Unwrap 12 Mini Snickers, chop, and melt in microwave.
     Unwrap 12 mini Snickers, chopped.  Reserve for topping

     Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
    1 stick butter, room temperature
    1/2 cocoa
    4 c. confectioner's sugar
    1/4 c. milk, more or less

1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
2. Add cocoa and 1c. sugar to butter mixture and beat until incorporated
3. Add half of the milk and remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk until you get desired consistency

Here's a sneak peak of Pauli's Butter Cakes:

                                                                       Butter Cakes


  1. I can almost hear that Snicker Cupcake calling me... it's saying "eat me... eat me...." I want one!!

  2. -Kimberly thank you for your comments

    -Yesim- Thank you for your comments.

  3. Good combination. You and Pauli, and the snickers in a chocolate cupcake.

  4. You two are adorable...and I love your aprons. Aren't baking buddies the very best? These cupcakes look great. My brother-in-law loves Snickers, so now I know what to make him for his birthday. Thank you for's to a beautiful weekend! You deserve it.

  5. -Sandra thank you for your kind comments.

    Monet- Yes, baking buddies and friends are the best, when you can share what you both love to do!
    I love the apron, too. I have to be careful, not to get cake batter on it.

    Have a great weekend, too.

  6. Dimah- Thank you for your comments.

  7. What a cool idea to add snickers to cupcakes, they sound yummy! I love those cupcake aprons!

  8. They do look delicious. It's so wonderful to have a best friend like that, especially one that lives so close by! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  9. Wow Becky, Those Snickers cupcakes look incredible. I think I would have a hard time eating just one of those. What a fantastic idea! And cute apron too!

  10. How fun! Love the aprons. The cupcakes look fantastic!

  11. -5 Star Foodie I love my apron, too.

    Christiane, I'm very fortunate to have such a good neighbor, who loves to bake:)

    Karen- Snickers are my favorite candy, and the cupcakes turned out well!

    Mags- We had so much fun that day!


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