Thursday, June 23, 2011


Peanut butter/Snickers cupcakes

If you love all things sweet and nutty, these delicious peanut butter
and Snickers bar cupcakes will prove totally irresistible! Its very YUM!!!

Makes: 18 ( cupcakes)


The cake!!!!:
150g(5½ oz) unsalted butter, chopped
115g (4oz) soft brown sugar
2 eggs
125g (4½ oz) crunchy peanut butter
125g (4½ oz) self-raising flour
30g (1oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
60ml (2 fl oz) milk

The frosting!!!:
Butter 3 oz
6 oz icing sugar
1 oz cocoa powder (depending on how strong you want it)
1 Tsp of Water
Roasted and cut (in small pieces) Hazlenuts
1-2 bars of snickers cut into small pieces



Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4). Line 18 flat-bottomed cake tray holes with paper cases.
the butter and sugar together in a bowl with electric beaters until
light and creamy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.
Fold in the
sifted flours alternately with the milk until combined. (e.g add some flour then some milk then some flour etc)
the mixture evenly among the cases.
Bake for 10-12 mins, or until a fork (yes i test with a fork or knife) comes out clean when inserted into the centre of a cake. Transfer
onto a wire rack to cool completely.

While it cools make:

Beat 3oz butter until soft. Sift in 6oz icing sugar and up to 1oz of
cocoa, depending how strong you want the icing. Add 1tbsp boiling water
and beat until well blended.
Put in a pipe (if you have one, or you can simple spread) then gently sprinkle over some roasted hazelnuts and some snickers pieces

*****Just thought you would like to know: you can make cupcakes from any of your favorite chocolate bars, just swap the peanut butter for the same grams of that chocolate bar and include it in the topping!*****
mmmmmmmmmmmmm ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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