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Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes Topped with Snickers

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Easy chocolate cupcake recipe is filled with a chocolate mousse filling, a chocolate buttercream, and chopped Snickers bars on top!



  • 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 regular size Snickers


  1. Preheat oven 350F/180C and line tray with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk, and sour cream. Mix until well combined. Distribute batter into cupcake liners evenly. Bake for 20-23 minutes. You will know when the cupcake is done if you stick a toothpick in the center of the center cupcake and it comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack. When completely cool start the chocolate mousse.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate either in the microwave or over a double boiler. Be careful when you are melting chocolate chips because they go from melted to burnt in seconds. I like to let them melt until the chips are really shiny and starting to look mushy and then take them off of the double broiler or out of the microwave and stir until creamy. Once melted set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff.
  5. Once the chocolate has cooled for 5-10 minutes gently fold it into the whipped cream. Use a large piping bag and pipe the mousse into the center of the cupcakes.
  6. For the frosting in the bowl of an electric mixer whip the butter for 2 minutes.
  7. Slowly add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla.
  8. Mix until the perfect frosting consistency! Spread or pipe on top of cupcakes.
  9. Chop Snickers bars into small pieces and place on top of cupcakes


Cupcake Recipe: Kevin and Amanda 

Keywords: chocolate cupcakes, chocolate mousse, snickers cupcakes

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