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Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes

This Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcake recipe is easy and fantastic!

These cupcakes are against the grain for me…Notice there’s no giant swirl of frosting up there? Really, what’s a cupcake without a giant swirl of frosting? But just stick with me here.

These cupcakes have something even better baked inside…cheesecake. And Snickers.

I’ll wait a second while you let that sink in.

 

What’s even better is the recipe is SUPER simple. And can be made and eaten in under an hour…

DANGER!

 

So let’s discuss the virtues of these Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes.

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First and foremost, if you aren’t a Snickers girl or have a nut allergy or something you could totally just sub in chocolate chips or another favorite candy… mix and match.

But I used Snickers.  Because you have the salty/sweet…caramel/nuts. YES.

Just chop up about a cup of the candy you are using…

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

Then in a medium bowl use your hand mixer to make your simple cheesecake filling…cream cheese, brown sugar, an egg and vanilla…

Fold the candy in at the end.

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

Then in a separate bowl whisk together the ingredients for the cake portion.

It’s SUCH an easy Devil’s Food cupcake recipe…no mixer needed at all.  Just a whisk and a bowl.

Also, it’s an egg-free Devil’s Food recipe… I’m not forgetting the egg!

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

Sift the dry ingredients into the wet…

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

And simply whisk until combined!

Fill your cupcake liner half full…

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

Then add a heaping tablespoon of the cheesecake mixer …

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

After they’re baked they will look like this…

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

And when they’ve cooled go ahead and add some hot fudge sauce.  I mean, only if you want…

Devils Food Cheesecake Stuffed Snickers Cupcakes

And I think it’s pretty to top them with some more chopped Snickers.

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Devils Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes


Description

Makes 20 cupcakes


Ingredients

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Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped Snickers Candy Bars

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder ( I prefer Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • *optional ~ chocolate and/or caramel sauce for drizzle
  • *optional ~ extra chopped Snickers for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners, set aside.
  3. In medium bowl beat cream cheese, light brown sugar, egg and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped Snickers.
  4. In a larger bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, water, vinegar and vanilla until brown sugar is dissolved. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until batter just comes together.
  5. Fill cupcake liners halfway full with Devil’s Food batter. Top with a heaping tablespoon of the cheesecake mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until tops of cupcakes are set.
  7. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

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39 comments on “Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes”

  1. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

    I think this will be my new favorite recipe, my mouth waters just looking at the picture of these babies.I’ve featured these cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Shelly, there’s only one word for these: WOWZA! I don’t think you can pack any more delicious goodness in there. And your photos are gorgeous.

  3. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I’ve never been a fan of the giant swirl of frosting, mostly because my swirls always look a little like a 5 year old made them. No offense to 5 year olds. I’ll take a little hot fudge sauce instead of frosting any day!

  4. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    Who needs frosting?! These look amazing the way they are and super decadent too! You always have the best ideas!

  5. Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    When I read the title of the post my immediate reaction was: SHUT UP (in a good way, lol). The post did not disappoint. Now I have another ridiculously amazing dessert to put on my to-bake list!

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