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Kit Kat Cupcakes

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Because I am all about celebrating the every day, today I am sharing a recipe to make Kit Kat cupcakes. These are super easy and they taste great any time of year.

Last weekend marked the last of our out of town trips for a while. We went up to northern California and explored the Russian River and Petaluma Valley.  It was so beautiful up there but it still felt like summer.  With fall coming, I am getting back into the mood of baking cupcakes again.

So I made these.

With one of my favorite candies.  And do you know what? As I was typing this a Kit Kat commercial came on TV – that must be a sign!


This recipe uses a boxed cake mix, I chose a white cake mix.

Easy Kit Kat Cupcakes


Honestly, the fun part is crushing Kit Kat bars.


Crushed Kit Kat Bars

Prepare cake mix per package directions. Gently fold Kit Kat pieces into batter. Pour into prepared cupcake pan and bake per package directions. Be sure to check the cupcakes as they may take a couple minutes longer (depending on oven) with the added chocolate.


Baked-Kit-Kat Cupcakes

See how the cupcakes are full of candy bursts? Honestly, these are good plain. But I topped them off with Buttercream frosting and a piece of the candy. 



These Kit Kat Cupcakes are so easy to make and make a wonderful surprise dessert!

For more great, simple cup cake recipes check out:

Coconut Lime Cupcakes – A lovely tropical cupcake that captures the flavors of the tropics.

Simple Caramel Apple Cupcakes – A reader favorite for fall. It’s been shared over 5,000 times because they are really good!

Caramel Pecan Cupcakes – A beautiful fall dessert idea and very easy to make. 

Easy Kit Kat Cupcake Recipe

Kit Kat Cupcakes 

1 package boxed cake mix (I used white), plus ingredients per package directions.

4-5 Kit Kat Bars (full size)


Using a sharp serrated knife, cut candy bars into small pieces.(Think chocolate chip size).

Mix cake batter per package directions.

Gently fold in crushed Kit Kat bars.

Bake as directed until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool and top with buttercream frosting (recipe below).

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Note: You can use mini Kit Kat bars too. Especially good if you have leftover candy from a recent holiday. 


1/4 cup butter, softened

2 tablespoons milk

3 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter with an electric mixer on low speed.  Add sugar and milk slowly, by alternating.  Whip on medium – high speed until desired consistency is reached. Frost cupcakes when cupcakes have cooled.



Kit Kats are one of my favorite candies. What is yours?





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Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen

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Another great recipe. I LOVE your blog :)