I adore chocolate, cannot go a day without it..how sad haha but I was looking around my cupboards for something I could add to the cupcakes to make them just a little bit more interesting. Then I came across ye old trusty Mars Bar. Mars Bar has been a bit of a favourite of mine when it comes to baking. I have already done a post on Mars Bar cookies and will be doing a post in the near future on Mars Bar Cheesecake. But for now here is my take on Mars Bar cupcakes... Happy Baking! :)
What You Will Need:
Castor Sugar 100g
Self Raising Flour 100g
Splash Vanilla Essence
Cocoa powder (roughly 25g)
2 snack size Mars Bars
Icing Sugar 75g
1 Snack Size Mars Bar
1tea spoon Milk
Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees
Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence and stir in.
Beat eggs in a cup and gradually add to the mixture and mix together
Next, sieve in the cocoa powder, I used 25g as a guide as usually I just wing it :P
Mix in the cocoa powder and sieve in the flour and use a metal spoon to fold in. Add a splash of water to the mixture to give a dropping consistency.Chop up Mars Bar into chunky slices to place in the middle of each cake.
Now, whilst spooning the mixture into the cake cases only add a small first, then add the Mars Bar chunks and cover the cake batter Make sure it is covered completey.
Repeat this for all the cakes and bake in the oven for around 15- 20 minutes.Make sure you check on the cakes at around 15 minutes so they don't burn :)
For the Icing cream together the icing sugar and butter and add a 1 to 2 teaspoons of the cocoa powder (depending on how chocolaty you want it) stir together then add the tea spoon of milk. If the mix is too runny add a little more icing sugar and if it's too stiff just add a little more milk. Place chopped up chunks of Mars Bar on top for decoration :)
This recipe makes around 12 cupcakes. I decorated a few with just dusted icing sugar as they are very chocolaty.