Rich dark chocolate cupcakes made into four very different, extremely delectable, incredibly delicious candy bar-inspired cupcakes!
This past weekend I went to a BBQ with some soldiers & families from my husband’s platoon… and of course, Dave asked me to make cupcakes. I kept asking and asking what flavors he wanted and he couldn’t decide. Apparently, I couldn’t decide either since I made candy bar cupcakes – 4 ways!
I used my favorite chocolate cake base and topped each one (and even filled a couple) with different flavors all inspired for 4 different candy bars. Well, I guess they all aren’t technically candy bars, but you get what I mean.
Black & White Cupcakes – dark chocolate cake topped with white chocolate frosting and garnished with chunks of dark and white chocolate.
Rolo Cupcakes – dark chocolate cake filled with chopped Rolos topped with caramel frosting and garnished with a Rolo.
Reese’s Cupcakes – dark chocolate cake topped with whipped peanut butter buttercream garnished with chocolate jimmies and a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup cupcake.
After Eight Cupcakes – dark chocolate cake filled with mint chocolate chips topped with mint chocolate chip buttercream and an After Eight Mint.
Woah. That’s a lot of cupcakes.
I know… you may not have everything to make these cupcakes on hand… and if you were to buy all the candy needed to put these together it’d break the bank. No worries though… I’ve broken down the recipe so that you can make them 1 dozen at a time!
So at the BBQ – the cupcakes were a HUGE hit! Everyone loved them… from the soldiers to the kids… my cupcakes put a smile on all faces!