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Compost Cupcakes - Salty and Sweet

Mix your favorite salty and sweet snacks into your favorite cupcake recipe or use this one.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Stefani


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed salty snacks I used goldfish crackers and pretzels
  • 1/2 cup sweet snacks I used cacao nibs and Skor chips

Chocolate Goldfish Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients


Cupcake Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add the molasses and eggs.
  • Add the flour and stir until just combined.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the hot milk.
  • Stir in the hot milk mixture.
  • Stir in salty and sweet snacks until combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between 12 cupcake liners.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until slightly springy to the touch.

Chocolate Goldfish Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  • Mix crushed goldfish into chocolate cream cheese frosting.
  • Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.


Calorie count does not include chocolate cream cheese frosting and will depend on your choice of compost ingredients.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.4mg