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I Smell A New Cupcake Shop…and A Snickers Cupcake Creation


A couple of weeks ago my good buddy Amanda was visiting CA and you all know what that means?  Lots and lots of bakery hopping for us.  We have made it a tradition to pop in as many fun bakeries as possible any time we are together…..kind of like how we did in NYC 🙂

Here we are in NYC…. bakery hopping fools!

So, first up is the brand new cupcake shop in Downtown Disney….”The Cupcake Store.” As you can see, it is nothing fancy, just an outside little building.  Inside are some very tasty cupcakes….wait till you see them!

You get a cute little box for every cupcake ordered so you can take them to go without them getting smashed.  We ordered 4 Cupcakes to sample….the Cookies and Cream, Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting, Vanilla with Strawberry Filling and The Celebration/Confetti Cupcake.

Here was our setup.  We used a table right outside of the shop, covered it in purple tissue paper and positioned them so we had the beautiful Disney Tree in the background 🙂

Here was our background that you’ll see in the photos below 🙂

Here’s the lovely Strawberry filled cupcake.  Doesn’t the tree look pretty in the background?

Aren’t these the cutest?  Love the candy straw in the Celebration Cupcake.

As Amanda and I were snapping our cupcake photos, we ran into Amy from “Do You Know The Muffin Pan.” She stopped us because she recognized us from our blogs, it was so much fun chatting with her.  Go check out her site, she has some great ideas for your muffin pans!

This cookies and cream one was by far my favorite.  Great frosting and soft chocolate cupcake inside!

This pretty confetti cupcake came in 2nd place.  It is adorable and very tasty.

….and yes, this is our cupcake graveyard scene.  Talk about sugar overload.  It was worth every bite!

I heard a rumor that the cupcake store is only at Downtown Disney until Janurary 9th.  I hope its not true and they’ll consider staying longer.  Such a fun little stop!  Hope you can try them!

At any rate, these were worth the $4.95 per cupcake.  Had a blast with Amanda and our cupcake photo shoot, stay tuned for our next bakery adventure 🙂


Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcake

Amanda and I went back to my kitchen and created a cupcake inspired by one of our favorite cakes at Jones on Third in LA.  They have the most beautiful Snickers Cake that tastes like a dream.  Our cupcake was a huge success!  The chocolate mousse filling and chocolate butter cream frosting with Snickers on top take this one over the edge 🙂  Hope you enjoy!

Imagine the box of gelatin to the right is not there (we didn’t end up using it for the mousse) then picture a small carton of sour cream is pictured over by the cake mix:)

Heavenly chocolate buttercream frosting 🙂

Delicious chocolate mousse filling!

Fill em’ up!

Our gorgeous Snickers Cupcake 🙂  Of course this was a horrible cloudy day and was nearly dark when we took these photos, but boy were they good!


Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcake

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 Butter cream 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 then  transfer batches into a piping bag.  When cupcakes have cooled press the tip of the piping bag into the center of the cupcake about 1 inch then press mousse into center.  It doesn’t take much,  just one firm squeeze is perfect.  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 over cupcakes then top with chopped Snickers.

24 cupcakes


Happy Baking, come back soon!!


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  1. 51

    Beautiful pictures. I LOVE the tree in the background- very nice touch. I feel sugar-overloaded just looking at the pics! found your blog via twitter but realized I’ve seen it before. Will definitely be back to visit! Melanie

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    Rachel says:

    I noticed you used Sarris chocolate!!! I live about 15 minutes from the factory 🙂 I just happened upon your blog two days ago, and I have been a digital scrapbooker for years. Therefore, I use Amanda’s font nearly daily. I was so shocked to see you both in the picture above because I never made the connection!! SO WONDERFUL! Fan for life!

  4. 54

    Okay, I am going to admit it – totally jealous and putting a cupcake tour with you two on my goals for 2011

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    Melanie Bear says:

    This is wonderful I love the idea of putting up a small cupcake shop in your place. I think I can build of my own here. Thanks for the idea. By the way I live your snickers cupcake creation.

  6. 56

    This snickers cupcake looks over-top good. The shot of the inside of the cupcake convinced me that I HAVE to make these.

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    Laura says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with cupcakes. I read about the cupcake store in the annual passholder magazine from Disneyland. I was sooo excited and told my husband he has to take me there! I decided to look it up online this morning as we are in ANAHEIM! Sooooo I want to thank you very much for this post, the photos, and the mouthwatering descriptions. BTW, you two are pretty cute. I asked my hubby, “How do these ladies stay so thin and eat cupcakes all the time?” Ha!! Happpy bakery hoppin. Your friend in cupcake curiosity,

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    Kim says:

    I am in the middle of making these right now!! YUM!! However, I am working on the frosting, should there be milk in it at all? It’s too powdery and I’ve only put the first part of th sugar in.

  9. 59

    Oh wow…Snickers is my favorite candy bar. I would fall head over heels in love with this recipe!

  10. 60
    sherry says:

    My daughter and I made these at home tonight…they kids loved them…can’t wait to share with the girls at work tomorrow!

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    Amber says:

    These are amazing!

    The frosting recipe is missing milk as an ingredient…so I just looked at another of your cupcake/buttercream recipes that called for 1/3 cup milk for the same combined amount of powdered sugar/cocoa and used that amount. Turned out great and I’ll definitely make these again!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Tracey says:

    Hey Jenny! I’m always trying out your unbelievable dessert creations. I made these snicker’s cupcakes last week for a family party and they were heavenly delicious! I was told (by some harsh family critics) that these were by far the best cupcakes ever made. Thanks for another great recipe!

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    Jennifer says:

    I made the Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcake for a work birthday party. AND everybody loved them. I did not include the snickers on top, but they were still delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Casey says:

    I just made these and they are DELICIOUS!!!! Do they need to be kept in the fridge because of the whipped cream filling?

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    Susan says:

    Every time I come to this site, I want to lick the screen. WoW!

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    Jenn says:

    I made these for my sisters graduation party and they were such a hit! Already getting requests to make it again!

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    Jenevieve Schilling says:

    I made these and have to say that the cake part is absolutely delicious!!!
    However, I found that the recipe for the mousse made w a a a y too much mousse!!! Also, the frosting recipe needs milk – perhaps about 1/3 cup – otherwise it is way too thick AND I had to make another whole batch to have enough to frost all 24 cupcakes! Looking at your picftures, I think perhaps with lots of chopped Snickers atop, you could probably use less frosting & then maybe the recipe for the frosting would go much farther?

    Anyway, with the lg. amt. of mousse left over, I am tempted to make this recipe into a cake & use the mousse for the filling & frosting for the top. Bottom line, this is a very good recipe – with a few tweaks! Keep ’em coming, girls!! 🙂

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