Monday, 6 September 2010

Mars Bar Cupcakes

Last minute this weekend I decided I would bake some cupcakes. I've been wanting to try making Mars Bar Cupcakes for ages. I don't particularly like Mars Bars but I thought in cupcake form I would like them much better...and I did....these cupcakes are seriously yum!

I didn't actually have a recipe for these cupcakes. They are made up of a basic chocolate cupcake recipe with a chunk of Mars Bar baked into the centre. I then topped them with chocolate butter cream, caramel sauce, another chunk of Mars Bar and chocolate curls.

I so wanted home made caramel/toffee sauce on the top of these cupcakes and I set about making it using the recipe from the Primrose Bakery Cupcake. Toffee sauce just wasn't to be this weekend though. I made the recipe 4 times in total and used nearly a whole packet of sugar and every time it turned out wrong! Either I accidently boiled it too long and it turned back to sugar, or it was too runny or it was all grainy like sand..eugh...I don't know what was going wrong but it was a total disappointment and Karl was sent out on a mission at half 4 on Sunday to Tesco to find a decent toffee sauce! He succeeded and the cakes got coated in Tesco Finest Toffee Sauce. A bit of a cheat but tastes very good anyway!


  1. [sigh]
    Thats my kinda cupcake!

  2. These look delicious. I had issues with toffee sauce before and used Bonne Maman confiture de caramel - it is perhaps the nicest thing I've ever put in my mouth!

  3. Thanks :)

    I really need to get some of this Bonne Maman confiture de caramel. I dont live anywhere near a waitrose..i may need to send my mum who lives near one on a mission to get me some!

  4. Oh my, those cupcakes look so delish!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog ;o)


  5. These look delicious,

    Love your blog!

  6. mmm, these look amazing. This recipe is what drew me to your blog! After googling 'recipes for mars bar cupcakes' numerous times I finally stumbled upon this recipe and I must admit it looks like the best one. I am yet to try it but I'll let you know how I get on. I need a chocolate fix! xxx