Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcakes

My husband asked if I could make some cupcakes for him to take into work.  I just love, love, love it when somebody asks me to make them a special treat!  It makes me feel all warm and happy inside when people enjoy my treats. 
This right here is what I made...a sinful cupcake.  It is a rich chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and chocolate buttercream frosting topped with chopped Snickers bars!  Holy cow!  It is a lot of chocolate, but it all pairs together very nicely.  Go make these right now!


Here are the ingredients you will need for the cupcakes: sour cream, milk, chocolate pudding, eggs, a devil's food cake mix, and canola oil

Dump all the ingredients together in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Beat on medium-high speed for about two minutes.

Scoop batter evenly into a paper-lined cupcake tin.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes.

To prepare the mousse, you will need chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals.  After it is melted, let cool for about five minutes.

While the chocolate is cooling, beat the heavy cream until it looks like whipped cream and stiff peaks form.  Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream.

It should look like this.

Then take a small paring knife and cut a cone out of the center of each cupcake.  Add some mousse, and replace the top portion of the cone, slicing off the tip to leave room for filling.  I just used a spoon to put a dollop of mousse in each cake.

Here are the ingredients for the frosting: cocoa powder, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla...I also added using some half and half because the mixture was too dry.  Milk could be used too.

Dump all the ingredients together, and beat on high speed.  

Add a little milk or half and half if needed.

I'm trying to clean out my Easter candy stash, and used some Snickers eggs that I found at Walmart for half off.  I am such a sucker for buying candy and then not eating it...don't ask me why.

Chop up the Snickers.

Pipe or spread the frosting on the cupcakes and top with chopped Snickers.

Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcakes
1 Devils Food Cake Mix
1 small box of chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
1 Cup milk
1 Cup sour cream
Chocolate Mousse Filling
2 Cups heavy whipping cream
2 Cups melted chocolate chips
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1 stick softened butter
2 1/2 to 3 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 Cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 24 cupcake tins with liners.  To prepare cupcakes place the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk and sour cream into stand mixer.  Beat until well combined, about 1 1/2 minutes.  Scoop batter evenly into 24 cupcake liners.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cupcakes are cooked through, a toothpick comes clean from center.  Remove and let cool.
2.  To prepare mousse, whip heavy cream with a stand or electric mixer until looks like whipped cream, until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold in melted chocolate that has cooled for 5 minutes.  Continue folding until well combined.  When cupcakes have cooled, cut a cone out of the center of the cupcake and cut off the tip.  Fill the cupcakes with the mousse and replace the cut out top.  Continue filling all the cupcakes.
3.  To prepare frosting, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla until well combined and a nice frosting consistency.  Spread or pipe over cupcakes then top with chopped Snickers.
24 cupcakes
Source: Kevin and Amanda and Picky Palate

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