Butterfinger cupcakes bring together the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter. With a chocolate cupcake base, Butterfinger candy pieces, and a creamy peanut butter frosting, the result is a decadent treat.

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Easy Butterfinger Cupcakes Recipe

Butterfinger Cupcakes look and taste amazing. Each bite is the best combination of chocolate, peanut butter and lots of flavor. You can even use Homemade Butterfinger if you prefer.

If you love butterfingers also try Butterfinger Pie and Butterfinger Balls. While these cupcakes look impressive, just like our Mocha Cupcakes, Snickers Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Cupcakes, anyone can easily make these at home.

You don’t need any special gadgets or skills to make this fabulous and decadent recipe. They look like bakery quality but you can make these at home for any occasion.

Serve with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee. It is the best dessert and also makes Easy Graduation Desserts.

Ingredients for Butterfinger cupcakes.

Ingredients for Butterfinger Cupcakes:  

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Large Eggs 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Milk 
  • Sour Cream 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Butterfinger Candy bars

Ingredients for frosting:

  • Unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butterfinger Candy Bars

How to make Butterfinger Cupcakes

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven and prepare the pan with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners. 
  • Step 2. Crush the candy into pieces. Crush the Butterfinger candy bars into small pieces.  Reserve some of the crushed candy bars for the topping and place the remaining in a large mixing bowl.  
  • Step 3. Add the eggs and oil. Stir in the eggs, vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.  Mix until thoroughly combined. 
  • Step 4. Combine the cake mix. Then add in the cake mix and stir until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Step 5. Pour the batter into the cupcake liners. Fill the cupcake liners until they are approximately ¾ of the way full.  
  • Step 6. Bake the cupcakes. Bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Ovens can vary so keep a close eye on the cupcakes.
  • Step 7. Allow to cool. Cool completely at room temperature. They need to cool before frosting or it will melt.

How to make peanut butter frosting:

  • Step 1. Cream the butter and peanut butter together. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth and fluffy. 
  • Step 2. Add the powdered sugar. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk, beating after each additional until desired consistency. 
  • Step 3. Use a piping bag to decorate the cupcakes. Pipe the frosting onto each of the cupcakes with Tip 1M (star decorating tip).
  • Step 4. Garnish with crushed candy bars. Top each of the cupcakes with the reserved crushed Butterfinger Candy Bars. 
  • Step 5. Top with more Butterfinger pieces. Cut the other candy bars into small pieces and place a piece on top of each of the cupcakes. 

Can you freeze cupcakes?

You can freeze the cupcakes before they are frosted and decorated. Wrap in plastic wrap and place inside a freezer container.

Freeze the cupcakes up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the fridge. Then make the frosting and decorate as normal.

They freeze well and this is a great way to party prep or cut down on work for special occasions. If you plan to make these for holidays, birthday parties or just a busy week, make them in advance and freeze.

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How to store:

Refrigerate the leftover cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. If you have one of those cupcake carriers, they are so handy for storage and keep them fresh.

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Piping bag for easy decorating. If you do not have a piping bag, place the frosting in a ziploc bag. Cut the corner off and pipe the frosting on the cupcakes.
  • Chocolate Drizzle. For more chocolate flavor, drizzle chocolate sauce on top of the cupcakes.
  • Creamy peanut butter. We recommend using a creamy peanut butter variety in this recipe. The texture will be perfectly smooth and loaded with peanut butter flavor.
  • Make ahead option. You can make the cupcakes up to 3 days in advance and then decorate when ready to use. The frosting can be prepared up to 1 day in advance.

    Make sure to refrigerate the frosting inside an airtight container. Allow to come to room temperature and beat to regain its fluffiness. Decorate the cupcakes using a piping bag.
  • Decorating the cupcakes. In addition to Butterfinger candy bar pieces, you can also use Butterfinger baking chips, peanut butter baking chips or chopped peanuts.
  • Softened butter. The butter should be softened at room temperature before making the frosting. The texture will be smoother, and the ingredients will combine better.
  • Allow to cool. The cupcakes need to cool completely before frosting. It will not hold its shape and start to melt if decorated too soon.
Butterfinger cupcake on a plate.

The delicious taste of Butterfinger candy bars is packed into every single bite of this wonderful recipe. It is a dream for chocolate and peanut butter fans with so much Butterfinger flavor.

Make this recipe today and see how easy it is. No need to stop by the bakery when you can save money and make this at home. It does not disappoint.

They are truly perfect for any occasion and everyone will go crazy over these cupcakes.

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Butterfinger Cupcakes

5 from 3 votes
Butterfinger Cupcakes include a tasty combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors. The chocolate cupcakes with Butterfinger candy bar pieces topped with peanut butter frosting taste so rich.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 311

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix 15.25 ounces
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Butterfinger Candy bars 1.9 ounces each

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Butterfinger Candy Bars 1.9 ounces each
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Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
  • Crush the Butterfinger candy bars into small pieces.  Reserve some of the crushed candy bars for the topping and place the remaining in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the eggs, vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.  Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Then add in the cake mix and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Fill the cupcake liners until they are approximately ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Cool completely at room temperature.

For the Frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk, beating after each additional until desired consistency.
  • Pipe the frosting onto each of the cupcakes with Tip 1M (star decorating tip).
  • Top each of the cupcakes with the reserved crushed Butterfinger Candy Bars.
  • Cut the other candy bars into small pieces and place a piece on top of each of the cupcakes.
  • Then the cupcakes are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 3-4

Nutrition Facts

Calories 311kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 5g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 209mg, Potassium 166mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 194IU, Vitamin C 0.04mg, Calcium 54mg, Iron 1mg

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