December 2, 2013

Snickers Cupcakes Recipe

It was the hubby's birthday yesterday and I was planning on making a cake, but he said he didn't want me to spend time in the kitchen on the weekend which is when we actually get to do things together. So I decided I would bake something today, since we were going to the in-laws' to celebrate the birthday. For some reason I decided I would be baking cupcakes instead of the traditional cake. Lots of birthdays nowadays are celebrated with cupcakes, even weddings have cupcake towers instead of a wedding cake, so why not! I immediately knew which recipe to go for, the one Alma Obregón, one of my favorite bakers, made for her 29th birthday. Alma's website, Objetivo Cupcake Perfecto, is a must if you speak Spanish and like to bake. Her recipes are absolutely amazing, none of them have ever let me down.

These particular cupcakes turned out so great I almost cried. They are definitely the best cupcakes I've ever baked, and they are totally at cupcake-shop level! I'm so proud!!! I made them with lots of love because they were for J's birthday, so this plus the perfect recipe made for the PERFECT cupcakes! Woohoo!

These cupcakes are made with chocolate and Snickers, the chocolate bar with peanuts and caramel, so the result is a chocolate-peanut-caramel gift from heaven. I couldn't just post all these lovely pics and then leave the ones who don't speak Spanish without the chance to try them out, so here goes the translation of the recipe!

Yields 12 cupcakes:

• 60 ml light olive oil
• 170 g sugar
• 115 g flour
• 50 g of cocoa powder

• 3 tablespoon of peanut butter

• 1.5 teaspoon baking powder

• 1 egg

• 75 ml of milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 75 ml of boiling water
• 8 snickers diced (For easier cutting , put them in the refrigerator 30 minutes before)

For the icing:

• 6 tablespoons peanut butter
• 200g butter at room temperature
• 200g icing sugar
• 150g dark chocolate melted and and room temperature

Preheat oven to 180 Cº. Prepare the cupcake tins.

In a bowl, sift flour, cocoa and baking powder. Reserve. Mix olive oil, sugar and eggs until fully integrated. Add the peanut butter. Incorporate the flour mixture and cocoa. Once the mixture is homogeneous , incorporate the milk and vanilla and beat again. Finally pour the water, freshly boiled . Beat again. Throw into the mixture the chopped snickers .

Put the mix into the tins. Bake for 20 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and comes out clean.

To make the icing, sift the icing sugar and beat in the butter . First, one minute at low speed and then five minutes (minimum) at maximum speed, or until the mixture is whiter and has gained volume. Add the 100g melted chocolate and beat two or three minutes. Add the peanut butter and beat for another minute.

Once the cupcakes have completely cooled down, decorate them with a piping bag, from the outside toward the center, clockwise.

Please do let me know how you like the cupcakes if you try the recipe, I hope you love them as much as we did!!! In my opinion, there were too many snickers. Next time I'd rather go with half. I'm looking forward to try this recipe with Twix instead of Snickers. Twix is my favorite chocolate bar EVER!!!


Thank you for your comments! I truly appreciate them!

xx Olivia