BUTTERFINGER CUPCAKES

The ultimate Butterfinger cupcake recipe! Peanut butter cupcakes, chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting with crushed Butterfingers.

BUTTERFINGER CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS
For the Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
  1. ½ cup sugar
  2. ¼ cup brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  4. ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  5. ¼ cup sour cream, room temperature
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  8. 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  9. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  10. ¼ teaspoon salt
  11. 6 tablespoons milk, room temperature
  12. 2 tablespoons water, room temperature
  13. ½ cup crushed butterfingers

For the Chocolate Ganache:
  1. 5 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  2. 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
For the Peanut Butter Frosting:
  1. ½ cup salted butter
  2. ½ cup peanut butter
  3. ¼ cup shortening (or substitute additional butter)
  4. 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  5. 3 – 4 tablespoons water or milk
  6. ¾ cup crushed butterfingers
INSTRUCTIONS
Make the Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter.  Using an electric mixer on medium, beat until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the amount of mixing time.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.