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A copycat version of Disney’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake found at Walt Disney World! Decadent chocolate cupcakes, filled with rich chocolate ganache, topped with creamy peanut butter frosting and a Butterfinger candy coating.

A homemade version of Disney's Peanut Butter Crunch cupcake and a butterfinger candy bar.

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Disney World and Disneyland have some of the most amazing cupcakes! When I visit the parks, I always load up on snacks and treats, this includes cupcakes.

Best Disney World Cupcakes

I used to love going to Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, because I could get two of my favorite cupcakes there. The Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake and the Butterfinger Cupcake.

Cake batter in cupcake liners

Unfortunately, Starring Rolls Cafe has since permanently closed, but the Butterfinger Cupcake has returned multiple times with different names.

Get the recipe for Disney’s Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes here!

Where to Get Disney’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes

Right now, it is back as the Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake and it is available at Rosie’s All American Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Menu from Rosie's All American Cafe at Disney World

Disney’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes is described on the menu as a:

Chocolate Cupcake topped with Buttercream and covered with a Peanut Butter Candy Shell.

Sounds good to me! You will find the recipe below so that you can make it right in your own kitchen!

Nine copycat Disney Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes and a Mickey Mouse kitchen towel

Make sure to check out more of my Disney-inspired recipes at the end of this post!

 

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Milk or Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Ingredients for Disney's Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Cream

Chocolate chips and heavy cream ingredients for ganache

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • Softened Butter
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • Milk or Cream

Ingredients for peanut butter frosting including powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, butter, peanut butter, and salt.

Butterfinger Crunch Topping

  • Butterfinger Candy Bars

Two Butterfinger candy bars and a Mickey Mouse towel.

How to Make Disney’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or buttermilk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or buttermilk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

  • Add in the cake mix and stir until fully combined.

Add in the cake mix and stir until fully combined.

  • Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.

Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of cake mix to each cup.

Add 3 tablespoons of cake mix to each cup.

  • Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the filling and frosting.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the filling and frosting.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.

Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.

  • Pour the cream over the top of the chocolate chips.

Pour the cream over the top of the chocolate chips.

  • Microwave the chocolate and cream at 50% power for 1 minute.

Microwave the chocolate and cream at 50% power for 1 minute.

  • Remove and stir. Continue to microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside.

Remove and stir. Continue to microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside.

Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

  • Add the softened butter and creamy peanut butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat them together until light and fluffy.

Add the softened butter and creamy peanut butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat them together until light and fluffy.

  • Mix in the vanilla extract and salt.

Mix in the vanilla extract and salt.

  • Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing in between.

Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing in between.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and beat the frosting for 1-3 minutes.

Add 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and beat the frosting for 1-3 minutes.

  • If the frosting is still too thick, add more milk or cream one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Set aside.

If the frosting is still too thick, add more milk or cream one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Set aside.

Peanut Butter Crunch Candy Coating

  • Unwrap the Butterfinger candy bars and place them in a food processor.

Unwrap the Butterfinger candy bars and place them in a food processor.

  • Process until the candy bars become fine crumbs.

Process until the candy bars become fine crumbs.

Cupcake Assembly

  • Use a sharp knife or cupcake corer to remove the middle of each cupcake and discard.

Use a sharp knife or cupcake corer to remove the middle of each cupcake and discard.

  • Add the chocolate ganache to a large piping bag or ziplock bag.

Add the chocolate ganache to a large piping bag or ziplock bag.

  • Snip off the end of the bag and fill each cupcake hole with ganache.

Snip off the end of the bag and fill each cupcake hole with ganache.

  • Use a cookie/ice cream scoop, about 1/4 cup, to scoop peanut butter frosting on to each cupcake.

Use a cookie/ice cream scoop, about 1/4 cup, to scoop peanut butter frosting on to each cupcake.

  • Carefully cover the frosting in candy bar crumbs.

Carefully cover the frosting in candy bar crumbs.

  • Use your fingers to re-shape the frosting dome, if necessary.

Use your fingers to re-shape the frosting dome, if necessary.

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Homemade Disney Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes and a Mickey Mouse kitchen towel

Disney's Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes

Yield: 18-20 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Milk or Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Ganache Filling

  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3-3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Milk or Cream

Butterfinger Crunch Topping

  • 2 Butterfinger Candy Bars

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or buttermilk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add in the chocolate cake mix, and mix until lumps disappear.
  3. Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of cake mix to each cup.
  5. Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the filling and frosting.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  1.  Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Pour the cream over the top of the chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave the chocolate and cream at 50% power for 1 minute.
  4. Remove and stir. Continue to microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside.

Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Add the softened butter and creamy peanut butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat them together until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing in between.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and beat the frosting for 1-3 minutes. If the frosting is still too thick, add more milk or cream one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Set aside.

Peanut Butter Crunch Candy Coating

  1.  Unwrap the Butterfinger candy bars and place them in a food processor.
  2. Process until the candy bars become fine crumbs.

Cupcake Assembly

  1. Use a sharp knife or cupcake corer to remove the middle of each cupcake and discard.
  2. Add the chocolate ganache to a large piping bag or ziplock bag.
  3. Snip off the end of the bag and fill each cupcake hole with ganache.
  4. Use a cookie/ice cream scoop, about 1/4 cup, to scoop peanut butter frosting on to each cupcake.
  5. Carefully cover the frosting in candy bar crumbs.
  6. Use your fingers to re-shape the frosting dome, if necessary.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Cupcakes Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 629Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 2gSugar: 74gProtein: 6g

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