Thursday, April 21, 2011

Secret Cupcake Molten Candy Surprise!!

This isn't the most complicated recipe, nor is it the most original, nor the most elegant, but dammit it's good. I've stumbled upon quite a few recipes that follow the same basic pattern. This is very simple, and very easy to mess up, like I did the first time I tried!

What you'll need:
  • box of cake mix, whatever flavor you like
  • a few bags of bite-size candies, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, stick with something chocolately, caramelly, nutty, or nougaty
  • cupcake cups, dur

Preheat the oven according to the box directions.

Prepare the cake batter as it says on the box. Next scoop about 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of batter into each cupcake paper or  about 2/3 full. Now unwrap a piece of your candy of choice, and daintily smush it into the center of the cupcake.
These are toffee almond chocolates that I decided to use. The first time I tried this, I used Snickers Bars and I put them in the bottom of the cupcake cup. Bad idea. The caramel fused with the paper and created this weird, really chewy hard bottom. Eh, live and learn.

Bake for as long as the box says to. Of course, let these cool before trying one out. You don't want to me the first person that a molten hot candy core cupcake sent to the hospital, homie.




Anonymous said...

love your blog, I tried to follow but Twitter's not working for me right now :)

LNM said...

Yowza! Is there a restaurant anywhere near my home town that serves these gifts from God???