Thursday, August 3, 2017

Starring Rolls Butterfinger Cupcake Recipe

RIP Starring Roles Cafe! 

The legend of their Butterfinger Cupcakes lives on!

The Butterfinger Cupcakes at Starring Rolls Cafe in Disney Hollywood Studios have always been a fan favorite.  Now that the legendary cafe is closed I am not sure where to find the cupcakes anymore.   I hear that they have them at the Trolley Car Cafe so I'll have to check on my next trip.  Last year when I was on a baking kick I decided to take my chances and give a recipe I found online a try.  You can find the original recipe posted over on A Disney Mom’s Thoughts. I’ve added updates/changes to suit my taste.

Starring Rolls  Cafe Butterfinger Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
1 batch butter cream frosting
1 can fudge frosting
4 cups chocolate chips
6 Tbsp canola oil
3 King Size Butterfingers (or a bag of miniatures)

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream


1.  Prepare cupcakes per directions on box. Let cool completely.  This is a good time to make your frosting, since you will have approximately an hour of baking and cooling.  (You can also cheat and use canned frosting.)

2.  Using a sharp knife, cut a cone shape out of the top of the cupcake. Cut halfway into the cupcake. Remove the cake and fill the hole with fudge frosting. You can use a pastry bag or create your own by cutting the corner of  a ziplock bag. Add the cake you removed to the top of the cupcake, with the pointy cone end sticking up. Once frosted this forms a nice peak.

3. Spread the frosting on your cupcakes and let sit for 30 minutes.

4.  While the frosting is setting, use a food processor to crush up Butterfingers. ( Frozen Butterfingers work best.)  If you do not have a food processor, use the flat side of a meat tenderizer while Butterfingers are still in their packaging.

5.  Combine the chocolate chips and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute. Stir and continue to heat at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before using.

6. Dip the frosted cupcakes into the chocolate.  Use a spoon to hold the frosting in place atop cupcake.  Immediately coat the cupcake with the crumbled Butterfinger bits.. repeat until all cupcakes are dipped and covered.

7.  Refrigerate approximately 1 hour to allow the chocolate to set.

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!

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