Friday, December 10, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Filled Snickers Cupcakes

These are absolutely, positively the most delicious cupcake I've ever had. You should make them immediately. They might seem too "chocolatey" and sugary, but in fact they're not. They're perfection. Don't fight it...just give in and indulge in the most sinful, delectable cupcake you've ever tasted!!

1 box Devils Food cake mix
1 small box chocolate fudge pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Mousse Filling:
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups melted chocolate chips

Butter cream Frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 t 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. You might need to add a tablespoon or 2 of milk to get the consistency you need. Spread over cupcakes then top with chopped Snickers.

*From Picky Palate