See's Candies Chocolate Cupcakes

Prior to Christmas, when I was still in Rhode Island, my roommate was telling me about a seasonal kiosk at the mall with all these different kind of chocolates and candies. She gave me a $5 off coupon and told me if I get the chance, I have to try them out. Looking at the specifics on the coupon, I noticed that these chocolates she was raving about came from See's Candies Company. Being from California, of course I knew what See's Candies were, but I had no idea that they didn't really exist on the east coast. 
About a week later, I was back home in California for Christmas where it's only natural to exchange a box of See's Candies chocolates here and there. However, it wasn't till after Christmas that I thought of a way to use them in cupcakes. 
A couple of years ago, my cupcake-tool collection gained a cupcake pan with metal skewer-like pieces in the center to baked-inside fillings. I've previously brainstormed many uses for this pan such as a savory spaghetti and meatball garlic break cupcakes (Garlic bread dough encasing a meatball center with spaghetti noodles perfectly arranged like frosting and a spoonful of tomato sauce on-top). Could you imagine?
But this time-I was making the chocolate cupcake batter I used in my last post for Chocolate OREO Cupcakes when i accidentally forgot exactly how many cupcakes the recipe yielded for. Being that I didn't have enough Oreos to make a frenzy of Oreo cupcakes (nor the pan space to bake them in a sufficient amount of time), I pulled out my cupcake pan with the spike in the center and eyed the unopened package of chocolates on the kitchen table. 
I held my breath for the duration of the time I spent assembling the cupcake pan and baking them, hoping that truffle-filled cupcakes would come out a success. 
I had a lot of worries to get past. I feared that the chocolate would melt and the cupcake wouldn't bake correctly, or that the chocolate wouldn't re-harden if it became out of temper. 
When my tester cupcake was out of the oven, I was impatient and anxious to see the inside, so I removed it from the pan too early and cut it open to find messy, melty chocolate and an intact center of a caramel-nut cluster. Pleased and disappointed at the same time, I found that my mistake was my lack of patience. 
So I baked the rest of the cupcakes, this time, cutting the truffles in half and keeping them off the bottom of the pan so they were suspended in the air. When the batch came out of the oven, I held back on removing the cakes from the pan until they were completely cool to find that yes! It worked! 
Truffle filled cupcakes were a success. 
And topped with a second See's Candy with the inner filling being a secret surprise, my cupcake was surely a winner. 

For the chocolate cake recipe used in my last post Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes=click here.

Also, the spiked cupcake pan can be purchased here



2 comments

  1. Looks beautiful . So you don't bake your cupcakes on liners?

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    1. Thank you! I do not use liners when using this particular pan because the center needle part will not allow for it. If using a standard cupcake pan, then I would use liners.
      (Sorry for the late response!)

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