I am just typing out this recipe and I realized that the recipe called for two 3 ounce packages of cream cheese NOT two 8 ounce !!! No wonder I had so much filling!!
This is after I tell you all in the video to read the recipe carefully before starting, LOL!! 🙂
That being said though, I don’t regret using all that cream cheese because these cupcakes were to die for!
2 packages (3oz each) cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
2 snickers bars chopped up (I bet you could use whatever chocolate bar you wanted for this recipe) I also know that I’m going to get comments asking if they can substitute something else other than snickers because they are allergic to peanuts. These people will NOT have read this before asking. Thank you to all of you who actually ARE reading this, you rock!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
3 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups (or more) of powdered sugar
1 snickers bar chopped for garnish if desired.
Heat oven to 350F. place baking cups in each of 18 regular size muffin cups. In small bowl beat cream cheese, 2tbsp powdered sugar and the egg with the electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. With spoon stir in 2 chopped candy bars, set aside.
In large bowl, mix flour granulated sugar, cocoa baking soda and salt. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla, beat 2 minutes wit electric mixer on medium speed. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 1/2 full. Spoon 1 tbsp cream cheese mixture in center of batter in each cup.
Bake 23-30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is light golden brown. Cool in pans 15 minutes. Cupcakes will sink slightly in the center, remove cupcakes from pan to cool on racks.
Meanwhile, in a medium sized saucepan, cook brown sugar and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently just until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in milk, cool 30 minutes. Beat in ( with spoon or mixer ) 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar until spreadable adding sugar a couple of tablespoons at a time if necessary (I added about an extra cup to get it to the consistency I liked).
Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with more chopped snickers bars