Snickers Cupcakes: Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel- Peanut Filling and a Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:
Salted Caramel Sauce:

  • Butter (cold and cubed) – 100gm 
  • Caster sugar – 200gm 
  • Heavy cream/ double cream (or) even the thick part of amul cream – 125ml 
  • Sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon

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Caramel- Peanut Filling:

  • Caramel Sauce – 4-5 tablespoons
  • Toasted peanuts – 100gm

Chocolate Cupcakes: (makes about 12 standard cupcakes)

  • Flour – 120gm 
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Eggs -2 
  • Sugar – 100gm 
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon 
  • Cocoa powder – 50gm
  • Melted Dark Chocolate – 50gm 
  • Coffee – 60ml
  • Milk – 60ml

Peanut butter Buttercream Frosting:

  • Butter – 70gm 
  • Peanut Butter – 60gm (smooth/Creamy)
  • Icing sugar – 250gm + more if needed 
  • Dash of milk 

Method:
Chocolate cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to180 degrees celsius. Line the muffin with cupcake liners. 
  • In a large bowl, Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Beat in one egg at a time. 
  • Add the melted chocolate and coffee into the mixture. 
  • Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking powder into the mixture. 
  • Add the milk and mix thoroughly until completely incorporated. 
  • Scoop in the batter to 2/3rd of the liner. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, check from about 18 minutes with a skewer to check if completely baked. 
  • Once baked, let it cool

Caramel -Peanut Filling:

  • Toast the peanuts in the oven until slightly golden brown. 
  • Spoon in 4-5 tablespoons of salted caramel Sauce. 
  • Add more if as you need. 
  • Mix it well. 

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, Cream the butter and the peanut butter. 
  • Add the icing sugar in small batches and keep beating , 
  • Add a dash of milk for smoothness. 
  • Whisk it all for a couple of minutes until the required consistency. 

Assembly:

  • Using the cupcake career or the back of a spoon, remove the centre of the cupcake. 
  • spoon in the filling. 
  • Frost with the peanut butter buttercream frosting.
  • Drizzle on some peanuts and the caramel sauce on the frosting! 
  • Enjoy!!!

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