30 Oct 2015

KitKat Cupcakes

Ever since I saw these cupcakes in Subashini's Fondbites, I have been tempted to bake these cuppies. These cupcakes look so tempting and it's so delicious! And of course, the salted caramel ganache that I used to frost these cupcakes with, made it even more delightful! 
I was waiting for an opportunity to bake these and finally made it to take it to a friend's house. We loved it, they loved it and you will love it too!

KitKat Cupcakes

Preparation time 10 mins | Baking time 18 mins | Makes 12
Source - here

  • Oil - 1/3 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Egg - 1
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
  • Buttermilk - 2/3 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Instant coffee granules - 1/4 tsp
  • Kitkat single bars - 6
KitKat Cupcakes

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
1. In a medium sized bowl add the oil and sugar and beat for about a minute.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes until it's light and mixed well.
3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt, coffee granules and cocoa powder. Or pre sift and add.

4. Add the buttermilk and fold gently. Do not overmix.
5. Add 1 tbsp of the batter to the muffin liners. Break off the kitkat bars and place inside the liners. Add 1 more tbsp of the batter to each liner and cover the kitkat pieces.

6. Bake in the pre heated oven for 15-18 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
7. Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes and then remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool completely.

KitKat Cupcakes

I frosted with Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Ganache. If you want to use some other frosting, check out the other frostings posted here.

1. I used granulated sugar but powdered it after measuring to help dissolve easily.
2. Please note - these cupcakes when eaten fresh out of the oven, the kitkats that were placed inside the batter were fresh and crispy. But once I kept the cupcakes in the refrigerator and then had one the next day, the kitkats turned soggy and soft. Personally, I did not like eating the soggy soft kitkats. I have made oreo cupcakes where the biscuits were crisp even the next day. So plan and bake to serve fresh. 
3. Make sure you push the kitkat pieces inside otherwise it will rise up and peak through the cupcakes!

Until next time,
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  1. They are super delish dear...cute little cupcakes no doubt they were huge hit...

  2. Wow.....! yumm yumm yumm.... :)

  3. Oh I can't wait to try these!!

  4. Replies
    1. No you can't avoid egg. You can try replacing it though.

  5. Oh my ,this is really good!Beulah
    Looove it:-)

  6. Looks amazing! Even I wait for opportunities like this to bake and take so that the calories are shared... hehe...


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