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Sometimes a recipe needs improvements, and sometimes there is no reason to mess with perfection. Since these Butterfinger Cupcakes are by far my most requested cupcake when we head to a party or cook out, I’m definitely not messing with the recipe. The undeniable deliciousness of peanut-buttery crunch of a Butterfinger candy bar is highlighted in these cupcakes.
Beginning with a golden butter cake mix, filled with caramel and topped with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, a drizzle of caramel and chopped Butterfinger candy bars – this cupcake is perfect for just about any occasion – birthday celebration, potluck or even a special after school treat.
I’m often asked about selling my cupcakes, and although I don’t typically bake for profit, I do a couple times per year, bake for friends if they are hosting a party. Just yesterday, I was asked by the employees at my bank to bake cupcakes for a bridal shower. And sure enough – guess what they requested – Butterfinger Cupcakes!
The cupcakes are very basic. I like starting with a cake mix then adding a few ingredients to make it taste more like homemade. For this recipe I use a Golden Butter Cake Mix, French Vanilla Instant Pudding, Eggs, Buttermilk and Oil.
There are many different methods to fill a cupcake. You can watch my video to learn more. This time, I just used a plastic squeeze bottle filled Caramel Ice Cream topping, pushed the tip into the cupcake and squeezed in the caramel until the hole filled. You can let them set for a couple minutes so the caramel settles, and then refill.