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Snickers Cupcakes

Chocolate sponge filled with caramel sauce and peanuts, topped with a chocolate and peanut butter icing, caramel sauce, peanuts and mini snickers
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 560kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 145 g Self raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • A pinch of Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 40 g Cocoa powder
  • 40 g Peanut butter
  • 3-4 tbsp Milk

For the topping & filling

  • 12 Snickers Bites or chopped up Snickers bars
  • 85 g Caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 75 g Salted peanuts


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases
  • To make the cupcakes, mix together the butter (or baking spread) and caster sugar until smooth, ideally with an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs and milk, and mix well
  • Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and whisk in
  • Divide the mixture between the cupcakes cases, and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Put them on a rack to cool completely
  • Use a cupcake corer or a knife to make a hole in the middle of each cupcake
  • Fill the holes with a couple of peanuts per cupcakes and some caramel sauce. You can do this using a spoon or put the caramel sauce into a small piping bag, snip the end off and pipe it in
  • To make the buttercream, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar with a spoon or electric hand whisk, when it starts to come together, add the milk and mix until smooth
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle. Or spread on with a spoon
  • Pipe the salted caramel sauce over the buttercream, or drizzle it on with a spoon
  • Top with a mini Snickers bites that's been cut in half, or a Snickers bar that's been chopped up. And more chopped peanuts
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days



If you need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg