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Candy inside a cupcake?

post #1 of 20
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Has anyone popped a Reese's peanut butter cup or a Rolo into a cupcake before baking? If so, how did it turn out? I couldn't possible be bad.
post #2 of 20
I would love to have the answer to this question, too. I'm thinking of putting a candy Buckeye (peanut butter dipped in chocolate - I'm from Ohio!) into a cupcake, but not sure if it would just melt inside the cupcake while baking. Would freezing the candy first help, or does it matter?
post #3 of 20
I baked a Reese miniature cup in a chocolate cupcake, and it was wonderful. Nice little peanut butter surprise in the middle. icon_smile.gif

I topped the cupcake with peanut butter icing and an extra Reese's. They were gone in no time!

ETA: The chocolate from the Reese's melted into the cupcake, but the peanut butter stayed in place. It just tasted a little extra chocolately where the cup had been. icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 20
Reeses work really well and so does other small candy bars. I tried with candy corn...but it just melted and left "holes" in the cake. Expected I suppose, but I still want to make a candy corn cupcake! LOL
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post #5 of 20
I have baked cupcakes and brownies with small pieces of candy[truffles,caramels, anything I had on hand] they were really good.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by SugarHighCakes

Reeses work really well and so does other small candy bars. I tried with candy corn...but it just melted and left "holes" in the cake. Expected I suppose, but I still want to make a candy corn cupcake! LOL



Did it at least taste like candy corn? I like candy corn, too!
post #7 of 20
I've made cake mix cookies with Rolos inside, and they're amazing. The Rolo flattens, so you get a thin layer of caramel inside a chewy chocolate cookie. SO GOOD.

Now I really want to go bake cupcakes with a dozen different candies inside. The trouble is, then I would eat a dozen cupcakes!
post #8 of 20
All Day Long... The only ones that I have found sink to the bottom are the cherry cordials. however, they are flippin awesome anyway... The sugar melts down and creates a thin layer of crunchy chocolaty sugary yummy's.

Almond joys and mounds kick major butt.
post #9 of 20
Do you put the candy on top before you bake it and let it sink in? Or do you put batter on the bottom of the liner, put in the candy and then put more batter on top?
post #10 of 20
I made cupcakes with a mini Snickers inside each one, and they turned out to be pretty yummy! I just popped the chocolate bars into the freezer first, then put a frozen Snickers in each cupcake, then baked. Would work for any chocolate candy I suppose! Enjoy your baking adventures! icon_biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Crazyforcupcakes

Do you put the candy on top before you bake it and let it sink in? Or do you put batter on the bottom of the liner, put in the candy and then put more batter on top?



I like my cupcakes with a nice mushroom top, so I tend to fill mine about 3/4 full, but 2/3 would work as well. Then, press the chocolate candy into the middle of the batter, making sure that the batter entirely covers the top of the candy, then bake!
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Originally Posted by Crazyforcupcakes

Do you put the candy on top before you bake it and let it sink in? Or do you put batter on the bottom of the liner, put in the candy and then put more batter on top?



I fill my Cupcake pans and push the candy in. A tip about baking cupcakes to get them to mushroom on the top....

Let your batter sit for about ten minutes before putting it in the oven. also I use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to fill my liners. This gives consistency in weight and height.

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post #13 of 20
I saw a recipe recently where an entire Ferrero Rocher was baked into a chocolate cupcake with a hazelnut buttercream. I'm no chocolate fan, but I must admit I was intrigued...
post #14 of 20
This is actually one of my plans to get rid of the Halloween candy my girls got. I have a ton so I will make these for my daughter's birthday at the end of the month. I am thinking a variety of different ones. Let the kids try to guess which is which. FUN!!!!!
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post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thanks for all your great responses. I'm getting ready to bake a batch of peanut butter cupcakes with the Reese's in them now. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks, also, for all the great ideas for different candies. I was planning to do the cherry cordial ones for Christmas, so I'm glad to know they turn out well.
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