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Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes

These homemade Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes have to be one of the best cupcakes on the planet!

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes - I declare these the best cupcakes on the planet! Everyone loves them! #butterfinger #cupcakes #candy #chocolate

Making cupcakes from scratch is easier than you think, and once you try this recipe, you may never go back to a box mix again! These Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes are rich, moist, fluffy, and full of Butterfinger flavor in every bite!

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes - I declare these the best cupcakes on the planet! Everyone loves them! #butterfinger #cupcakes #candy #chocolate

These cupcakes have a deep chocolate flavor with just a hint of peanut butter mixed in, along with bits of Butterfinger candy bars. The cake itself is so divine, you could easily eat it without any frosting at all!

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes - I declare these the best cupcakes on the planet! Everyone loves them! #butterfinger #cupcakes #candy #chocolate

But I made an incredible Butterfinger frosting and, trust me, you’re going to want some. You will  just want to go at it with a spoon but try to save some for the cupcakes.  You will thank me :)

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes - I declare these the best cupcakes on the planet! Everyone loves them! #butterfinger #cupcakes #candy #chocolate

Want to hear a really sad story? I made these cupcakes to take to a party, and I only got ONE BITE!! I knew I had to taste test these cuppies, so I took a bite from the one I cut open below…then my kids ate the rest. So sad, right??

This story has a happy ending though. I had a little frosting left over after making these, so I hid it and ate it with pretzels during nap time – HA! I guess it all worked out in the end :)

Everyone who has tried these has loved them, and I know you will too!

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Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes - I declare these the best cupcakes on the planet! Everyone loves them! #butterfinger #cupcakes #candy #chocolate

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes

Serves 24
Cook time 14 minutes
These Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes are one of the best cupcakes on the planet! Rich, fluffy, moist, and full of Butterfinger goodness. The frosting is chocolate peanut butter perfection! Seriously divine cupcakes!



  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups butterfinger bars (well chopped)


  • 3/4 cups butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4+ tablespoons milk


  • 1/2 cup butterfinger bars (chopped)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add all remaining cake ingredients except the Butterfingers. Mix well. Stir in the Butterfingers by hand. Fill lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full. Bake for 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
Step 2
In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and peanut butter until creamy and smooth. Add the cocoa, powdered sugar, and milk and mix well. If too thick add more milk one TBS at a time until it reaches the right consistency. Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with chopped Butterfingers.


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17 Responses to “Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes”

  1. Kathy says:

    How delicious! And I think pretzels dipped in this frosting sounds amazing!

  2. Love butterfinger anything… these look great :)

  3. claire says:

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  4. Karly says:

    Perfect for my pb & chocolate cravings! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!!

  5. Juie says:

    Thank you so much for linking these babes up to our “Inspiration Monday Party” Stephanie. They are so yummy looking. I just featured them on my Facebook page here: Julie

  6. Sarah says:

    Pinned to my Crazy for Cupcakes board! Homemade cupcakes aren’t hard and they totally worth the effort. My Butterfinger-loving mama would be obsessed with these.

  7. We must be on the same wavelength – I just made butterfinger pb oatmeal cookies!! Your cupcakes look DIVINE! What a perfect flavor combo!

  8. YUM! Will be trying and featuring you at this weekend’s party! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

  9. these look delicious! Anything is better with butterfingers!

  10. Kelley says:

    Oh my! I cant even describe how amazing these cupcakes look! I need to try them asap!

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party! Im going to feature this tomorrow in a fall dessert roundup!

  11. No wonder that these babies vanished in a sec, but I’m sure that frosting with pretzels was also a very tasty treat. I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  12. I made them and they are so delicious. I just had to let you know.


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