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Recipe: Make Easy Butterfinger Cupcakes!

You’ll love these Butterfinger Cupcakes!

We made some cupcakes the other day that I posted on Instagram.

I had a bunch of people ask for the recipe. So here it is.

It’s super easy since it uses a simple yellow cake mix. And it’s perfect to make for Easter too! 


Here’s the recipe!

Butterfinger Cupcakes!
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Turn your favorite candy bars into a delicious cupcake treat!
Serves: 24
  • 1 package of yellow cake mix (make according to directions)
  • 2 cups of butterscotch chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Smucker's Caramel Topping
  • 1 pakage of Butterfinger Easter Eggs
  • Buttercream Icing
  • 1 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Make the cake mix according to the directions on the package.
  2. Add the butterscotch chips and caramel topping.
  3. Mix together and scoop into cupcake liners (2/3 full)
  4. Then insert a Butterfinger egg inside each cupcake liner
  5. Cook according to directions on cake mix -- 350-degrees for 12-15 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
  6. Let cupcakes cool.
  7. Mix frosting, then take a king-size Butterfinger bar, put it into a gallon zip lock bag and crush it
  8. Frost the cupcakes with the Buttercream Frosting and then sprinking the Butterfinger bars onto the top of the cupcakes. Then garnish with either a larger piece of candy bar or a decorative item like a chocolate bunny.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cupcake


It’s kind of fun to find a surprise inside of the cupcakes! 


Do you have any treats you are planning to make for Easter?? 

Share them in the comments – we would love to hear YOUR ideas!!

Have a Happy Day! 



  1. I was wondering if you could email me the recipe as well. They look delish! I actually purchased all the ingredients. Thank you so much :))

  2. Lynne Hermansen says:

    Has the recipe disappeared? I was going to make these for my niece, and it’s disappeared. :(

    • Hi Lynne! I’m so sorry, but we’re having some technical difficulties. It should be back up in the next couple of days! So sorry about that! xoxo

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  4. These look dreamy! Peanut butter cupcakes are one of my but have never tried it with a Butterfinger. Must try!

    Also I’d love for you to try out our cupcake wrappers sometime. I’d be happy to send you a sample and if you’d like we can even partner with you to do a contest for your readers to win a pack.

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  5. I am about to try this, I bought Confectioners Sugar per the ingredients but I don’t see where it is used in the recipe? Am I missing something?

    • Hi Brandy — the confectioner sugar is used in the frosting. The frosting is the butter, vanilla, confectioner sugar, milk and vanilla. Blend those items up for the buttercream frosting :)


  6. I just tried to make these and all the butterscotch chips and butterfinger egg fell to the bottom while cooking. When you peeled off the liner all the candy part was stuck to the bottom of the liner. Any suggestions.

    • Hi Megan — the butterfinger egg does sink to the bottom of the cupcake liner, but the butterscotch chips should evenly distribute throughout the batter when you cook it.


  7. Made these, but all of my butterscotch chips stuck to the bottom of the cupcake liner. What did I do wrong?

  8. Oh my they look so yummy! Love that a treat is waiting inside for me 😉

  9. Those look amazing!!! I’m totally going to try them with gluten-free cake mix! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. I would love to tweak this recipe according to the different chocolate varieties that my kids love. They are not into Butterfinger bars and are very much into M and M’s. I know my recipe would work out great too!

  11. these look so yummy! love that top photo, pure cuteness!


  12. just made these! veryy yummy….need a glass of milk yo go with them! great recipe! !!

  13. made these today yummo! where did u get the little choc. bunnies on top?!

  14. Hello!
    Just wanted to share that I have a recipe party going on over at Man Approved Diet. I’d love for you to stop by and bring a dish to share!

  15. YUM! Those look delicious! I love butterfingers! : )


  16. These are the cutest and my hubbies favorites are butterfinger…what are the chocolate bunnies on top? You are a great mom and come up with such great ideas!!!

    • Thanks Julia!! The bunnies ar Lindt chocolate bunnies that come in 5 bunnies per pack. You can get them at Target or any other grocery store. Just sit them on top of the cupakes and you have a beautiful dessert!


  17. Looks delicious! I will probably make sugar cookies since I’ve been craving them so much :)
    But I will have to try these with some of the leftover candy!

  18. Those look soooo yummy! Love the little chocolate bunnies!


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