Monday, September 5, 2011

Chocolate Butterfinger Birthday Cupcakes

I made Chocolate  Butterfinger Cupcakes for my friend, Joanna's birthday.  She likes Butterfingers, so  I wanted to make Butterfinger Cupcakes.  I looked at several on the web. but I knew that I wanted a chocolate cupcake with  Butterfinger pieces on top of the frosting.  Then I mixed in Butterfinger pieces in the batter, too, for a richer flavor.  I didn't want a filling per se, you have to watch your calories, you know:)  I used a Chocolate Butter Cream for the frosting.  These cupcakes are OMG delicious. They are chocked full of Butterfinger flavor and pieces.  If you like Butterfinger candy bars, chocolate , and peanut butter, you will love these cupcakes. Happy Birthday Joanna!

I used 1 small 8 pack of the Fun size Butterfingers in the picture and 1 2.1 oz  candy bar. I was going to buy a bag of the Butterfinger Fun size, but Meijer Grocery Store only had Butterfinger "Snackerz", which had a soft middle. I had never seen these before, and now the original version is hard to find. That has happened to me with Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses, which I use to make Peanut Blossoms, and even Nestle's Toll House Semi Sweet chocolate chips  These companies make more variations of the original type candy or baking products, and then you can't find the original product that you fell in love with. That's my pet peeve. What is your pet peeve? 

Have a great Labor Day!

Chocolate Cupcakes Adapted from Chockylit
makes12 cupcakes / 350 degree oven

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ teaspoons baking soda
¾ cups milk  I used almond milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs

1 8 pack of Fun size Butterfingers
1-2.1 oz Butterfingers candy bar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Measure out everything but the eggs, directly into your mixer bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high speed again for 2 minutes.

5. Chop candy bars into 1/2" pieces.
6. Gently fold in 1 cup Butteringer pieces into the batter.
7. Reserve remaining Butterfinger pieces to put on top of frosting.

Measure out into cupcake pan lined with cupcake papers. A 2″ ice cream scoop works great for this. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly in the pan then transfer to a rack to cool completely before frosting. Frost with chocolate Butter Cream Frosting and top with remaining Butterfinger pieces. Enjoy!


  1. Oh, Becky!! What a way to start my morning!! These cupcakes would make any birthday girl weak at the knees. Love how you "watched the calories" for this one!!! ;) I'm totally with you. In my opinion though, these guys are worth each and every calorie they bring, and I'd be heading back for seconds! LOVE this recipe!

  2. Butterfinger is something I love...those and Reese's are my two fave candy bars. I would eat two of these -- one for each hand!!

  3. Kim- These cupcakes are so good, and luckily I gave the whole batch to Joanna, so I didn't have any to tempt me.

    Wendy- Butterfingers and Snickers are on my list! You would love our weather today. the high is supposed to be 67 degrees. Welcome Fall and leaves.

  4. What a great birthday treat! I love butterfingers too, and now I'm wanting to bake a cupcake treat for myself :-) Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! I hope you are having a nice day. I'm enjoying my Labor Day with baking and friends. Much love from Austin!

  5. Monet-I'll bake cupcakes for you:) Hugs;)

  6. this was my dad's fav candy bar he would have loved these if he was still around! I love the memories of the ones we love through food thanks for giving me that just now!

  7. Claudia- You are so welcome. It is comforting to me that you find memories through these cupcakes.
    I think that is what blogging is all about.

  8. I completely understand your pet peeve, sometimes companies cannot just keep a good product alone. Instead they modify and change and the original just fades away.
    Lucky Joanna to have these great cupcakes for her birthday-I am sure she enjoyed every bite. Yum!

  9. You are such a sweet friend to make this for her! And how creative. Thanks for visiting my blog! xo

  10. Tina- Joanna really liked her cupcakes!

    Jessica-Joanna is a wonderful friend to me. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.

  11. These really sound delicious. Your friend could not help but love them. This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I really love the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. These cupcakes look so goodd with butterfinger candies, yum!

  13. Becky- you are ever so sweet to make these yummy butterfinger cupcakes for your friend. They look so addictive, and oh, so yummy!
    Love the wonderful recipe...thanks for sharing!

  14. Mary-Joanna did love the cupcakes with the first bite. Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you soon.

    Natasha-The Butterfingers definitely make this cupcake.

    Elisabeth-Joanna is a good friend to me. I left all of the cupcakes with he to enjoy:)

  15. These do look fantastic..I love how you made these, and recipe is must try! Thanks so much for sharing it! Have a wonderful night!!!

  16. Oh, I LOVE Butterfingers!!! What a wonderful, delicious idea! You may have invented my new favorite cupcake~

  17. I love Butterfingers, I want these now! They look so good with all the candy on top!

  18. I have to try anything that is OMG delicious!! Becky these look awesome :)


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