Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all had a good start to the weekend!

Today’s temptations are these delicious Snickers cupcakes, made with my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe.

I’ve topped them with a caramel frosting, caramel sauce and salted peanuts.

I hope you’re tempted… here is the recipe, enjoy!



Chocolate cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 oz. (65 g) dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cup (75 g) pure unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (450 ml) boiling water
  • 2 1/2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (225 g) regular sugar
  • 1 cup (200 g) soft light brown sugar
  • 10 oz. (300 g) real mayonnaise (don’t use low-fat)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Don’t be intimidated by the mayo, you won’t taste it! It’ll only make the cupcakes really moist and delicious.

Preheat the oven to 340 °F (170 °C).

Put the chocolate and cocoa powder into a bowl with the boiling hot water and stir until everything is melted and dissolved. Set aside to cool.


Put the brown sugar, regular sugar and mayonnaise into a mixing bowl and beat for about 3 minutes.


Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 1-2 minutes between each egg. Add the vanilla.


Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda and add to the batter in three additons, alternating with the cooled chocolate mixture.


Beat until there are no traces of flour left, but do not overmix.


Spoon the mixture into the paper cases to make them about three-quarters full. Use a cupcake tray if you have one.

Bake on the middle shelf in the preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes.


Leave to cool completely before decorating.


I’m making a caramel frosting for these cupcakes, you can find the recipe here.


I use an Ateco 829 tip to make a simple swirl on top of each cupcake.

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Drizzle with some cooled caramel sauce, you can find my recipe here.


Sprinkle with some salted peanuts, chopped or left whole. .


And there they are – Snickers cupcakes. I hope you’re tempted…

I wish you all a great weekend!

Hugs from me to you.





  1. OMG! Manuela! This looks like heaven. Just have to try this (but yes, I’m a bit tempted by the mayonaise

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Chantal, they really are heavenly, hope you’ll try to make them 🙂

      -Team Passion4Baking

  2. Hi Manuela,

    I just made the cupcakes, they stand to cool, but they smell already fantastic!
    I had only read anywhere how many cupcakes were the recipe. I had the recipe can easily do in half now I have around 25 cupcakes .. a few to grandma and a couple to the whole family haha

    love from a girl form the netherlands.

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Anne, luckily nobody will complain if there are some leftover cupcakes.. 😉
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

  3. This looks amazing! 
    I’m in Australia and our mayonnaise is a bit different to other parts of the world could I replace with butter or do you have a mayonnaise recipe I could use? 

    Thank you!! Xx 

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Caitlyn, there is no recipe for mayonnaise here yet, but do a search and you will probably find some good recipes online. The important thing is that you don’t use low fat mayo here.
      Good luck!

      -Team Passion4Baking

  4. Dear Manuela,

    Thank you for the recipe, it’s really delicious, moist and fluffy at the same time.
    Could you please advice if I can prepare the batter for these cupcakes beforehand? For example prepare it in the morning and put it into the refrigerator to bake it in the evening the same day.

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Maria, the batter for these cupcakes needs to be used straightaway, if left in the refrigerator for some time the cupcakes will be dense instead of fluffy, and they will most likely sink in the middle. This goes for most batters which contain baking powder and/or baking soda.
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

  5. Hi Manuela. 
    what is the benefit of adding mayonnaise?!! Can I substitute it with yogurt? 

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Nada, mayonnaise consists eggs and oil, so if it’s substituted with yogurt the consistency will not be the same. But if you try – let us know how it went! 🙂
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

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