Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes

Devil's Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes | | #cupcakes #recipes #snickers #cheesecake #devilsfood

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.


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…



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

Devil's Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes | | #cupcakes #recipes #snickers #cheesecake #devilsfood

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…


Just chop up about a cup of the candy you are using… photo IMG_3562_zps988ff66f.jpgThen 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.

 photo IMG_3565_zpse8dc5d3d.jpgThen 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!

 photo IMG_3569_zps5b74d2ab.jpgSift the dry ingredients into the wet…

 photo IMG_3573_zps699f5381.jpgAnd simply whisk until combined!

 photo IMG_3574_zps2a78061a.jpgFill your cupcake liner half full…

 photo IMG_3579_zpsddb5b047.jpgThen add a heaping tablespoon of the cheesecake mixer …

 photo IMG_3582_zps8e5a3524.jpgAfter they’re baked they will look like this…

 photo IMG_3661_zpsed5340d6.jpgAnd when they’ve cooled go ahead and add some hot fudge sauce.  I mean, only if you want…

 photo IMG_3676_zps6014ed8c.jpgAnd I think it’s pretty to top them with some more chopped Snickers.


Unwrapped…Devil's Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes | | #cupcakes #recipes #snickers #cheesecake #devilsfoodAnd it’s gorgeous guts…

Devil's Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes | | #cupcakes #recipes #snickers #cheesecake #devilsfoodYou guys need to make these!


Devils Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes
Makes 20 cupcakes
Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped Snickers Candy Bars
Devil's Food Cupcakes
  • ⅓ cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ 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
  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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33 Comments on "Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes"

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

I love Snickers. And chocolate. And these look so moist and rich and chocolaty! And there’s cheesecake, too. So much good stuff going on!


Whoa! Awesome! I love every last ingredient in these. They look incredible!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

If it weren’t for my teeth stitches I would be making these right now! Gosh I am torturing myself with your blog but it is so worth it

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

They look great! Snickers cupcakes are always the best to eat! You get that nice carmel and nut flavor in every bite!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Wowzers! Now that is a cupcake! With all that goodness going on, I don’t even miss the frosting!!! They look amazing!!!

jenny Flake

Now those are some gorgeous cupcakes! xoxo

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

These. I’m SO done. They look incredible!!

Maegan @ The BakerMama
Maegan @ The BakerMama

Wow! These do look dangerous, but oh so delicious! Love that you combined cake, cheesecake and snickers into a simple treat!

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds

Snickers are one of my favorite candies right along with reeses’s and m&m’z…and you just made m&m cupcakes too!! These are awesome – love the hot fudge on top 🙂

Tracy | PEanutButter and Onion

drooling over here

Amy Bickmore

I have been making a very similar version for years….but I now “cheat” and use a cake mix from the store…so yummy!

Emily @ Life on Food

I would for go the frosting any day for the cheesecake and Snickers topping.

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

You would have to lock me up and away from these before I ate every single one. You are like a dessert temptress!


I’m normally not a huge cupcake fan (I only get/make them if I want frosting!), but these are calling my name! Candy, cheesecake, and cake all in one. Yesssss.

Glory/ Glorious Treats

You are the QUEEN of mixing a million delicious things into one gorgeous treat!! These sound amazing!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Gorgeous guts is right.
I just had a huge wedding planning disaster. And all I could think was :I need some friggin cake NOW…and then I saw these. You’re speaking right to me.


Another one to add to the must bake list. I love the combination of everything in these and the hot fudge sauce instead of buttercream sounds divine =)

Jamie @lifelovelemons

YUM! These look like a serious indulgence, but absolutely worth it!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

YES! Snickers on a chocolate cheesecake cupcake, I am totally in love.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These look insane!! Love this idea!

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!


Candy and cheesecake DEFINITELY make up for the lack of buttercream here!

Mimi @ Culinary Couture

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

Devour Catering

Wow, those look absolutely sumptuous. Thank you for posting the recipe! Yea me

Renee @ Awesome on $20

Holy monkey, these look amazing!!! I want to eat this right right right now!


AMAZING looking! Cheesecake and chocolate and snickers combine. YUM!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Oh, my heavens!! These look way too good (and way too easy!!) 🙂

Jen @ Jen

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!

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.


Just made these and they are amazing! Love your posts and have printed more recipes to try! Yum!!

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.


My husband just left for the store so we can make these. Tonight!! Your brilliant!!