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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Here was our background that you’ll see in the photos below πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚  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 πŸ™‚

Delicious chocolate mousse filling!

Fill em’ up!

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

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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

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Happy Baking, come back soon!!

 


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71 Responses
  1. That cupcake store is adorable!!!

    I love making cupcakes inspired by my favorite candy bar. Check out my chocolate peanut butter surprise.

    Thanks for the adorable post!

    Meghan Rae

  2. I love the pretty pink foil cupcake liner from the confetti cupcake! Your photography skills just get better with every post, I hope you know that. And Snickers cupcakes?! Those pictures speak for themselves.

  3. Lori Allberry

    Jenny, Jenny, Jenny – yet another amazing post, with an amazing sounding recipe and amazingly beautiful pictures!

    Thank You for sharing!!! =)

    β™₯Lori

  4. Holy buckets of goodness…that Snickers cupcake looks AMAZING!
    And, love the cupcake picture with the tree too…did you just happen to be carrying tissue paper? You all crack me up πŸ™‚

  5. Loved the pictures and couldn’t help but notice and giggle at the fact that your camera is almost as big as you! I saw a tweep on Twitter just yesterday wanting to know what lens made for that circle effect with the background lights; what did you use?

  6. Wow! Those look AMAZING! Thank you so much for the recipe, I’ve been looking for a good snickers cupcake recipe and I can’t wait to make this.

  7. THANKS JENNY! You’re the best!! I had so much fun and have been telling everyone the story. Not everyone gets how cool it is though haha. This is definitely a better audience for it.

    BTW I made those cream cheese butterscotch pumpkin mini pies for thanksgiving… they were a HUGE hit. Though my Dad insisted on putting whipped cream on top of them, even with your topping already there. Hehe I couldn’t stop him so I just ran with it.

    Have a lovely day!

  8. Jenny, I have always thought your pictures look AMAZING πŸ™‚ These ones look so great too.. and the cupcakes as well πŸ˜‰ I am so new to this whole food blogging world, just started my own a couple months ago but my pics are terrible.. I am using a dinky Cannon. What kind of camera would you suggest I buy to make my pictures look better?

  9. breanna

    Those cupcakes look yummy! I always mean to stop by there when I’m at Disneyland but I always end up filling up on the cupcake sampler in Disneyland. I think they even have them at the candy shop in downtown Disney. Best mini cupcakes ever.

  10. Jenny, you and Amanda are such truly special women. Love seeing you both having so much fun together. That looks like such a fun trip to Disney & you are right-that cupcake shop should stick around longer than January!! Awesome seeing you yesterday πŸ™‚ XO

  11. Shanna Lemke

    I am attempting mini cupcakes with this recipe because of a cookie exchange. Hope it works out! They sound so delicious. I did buy some York Peppermint Patties to put on top of half of them because it is a Christmas cookie exchange.

  12. Wow, these cupcakes are beautiful!! Especially the confetti one πŸ™‚ And the cupcake shop is adorable, too! My sister and I do the same thing when visiting new cities…. Cupcake crawls in every one!

  13. Bakery hopping is one of my favorite things! And the pics are so fun with that gorgeous Christmas tree. But I do have to say – of all of them, I’d want to try your concoction the most!!

  14. Loved, loved, LOVED our day together! πŸ™‚ Wishing I had some more of those cupcakes right now! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for another day of bakery hopping in San Diego!! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  15. Jenny-

    I was just on Amanda’s blog & both of your photos are beautiful! I’d love to meet you both the next time you guys are in OC together. I live in OC as well. πŸ™‚ Love both your blogs! πŸ™‚

  16. Sara

    Jenny,
    Your photography is AmAzInG! You really know how to make things look yummy-er! I think I would love to make your cupcake…but use Skor on it or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! I am drooling as I typed this! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I love checking it out!

  17. 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

  18. I noticed you used Sarris chocolate!!! I live about 15 minutes from the factory πŸ™‚ 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!

  19. 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.

  20. Laura

    Hello!
    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,
    Laura

  21. Kim

    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.

  22. sherry

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

  23. Amber

    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!

  24. Tracey

    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!

  25. Jennifer

    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!

  26. Jenn

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

  27. Jenevieve Schilling

    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!! πŸ™‚

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