These Cupcakes Rock!!! we all loved these cupcakes , they were gone in 2 days and we are only three in the family. I usually don’t like frosting but in this case it was different , the chocolate frosting along with candy pairs really well with the brown sugar cupcakes. The original recipe calls for malted milk ball candy, but I used Twix candy bars because I thought the caramel and cookie in the Twix candy bar will go really well with the brown sugar cupcakes and I was so right but of course feel free to use your favorite candy on top.
makes 12 cupcakes
1 stick butter ( 1/2 cup)
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup milk
2 Twix candy bars chopped
For Chocolate frosting:
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. butter
about 2 tbsp. boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Using electric mixer , cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in Vanilla.
Add eggs one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
Fold flour mixture into butter mixture alternating with milk starting with flour and ending with flour.
Spoon cupcake mixture in liners up to two thirds full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Transfer cupcakes and let them cool completely.
To make chocolate frosting, Sift powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
Beat in butter and add enough water for a smooth spreadable consistency.
Spread Chocolate frosting over cooled cupcakes and top with chopped Twix candy.
Source: Cupcakes & Muffins By Weldon Owen