I love to bake and, while I may burn the bottoms of my cookies, my cakes and cupcakes always turn out fabulously moist. Although I love to make cakes, cupcakes are my favorite desserts to bake because they are much easier to both bake and decorate. And, I love coming up with different flavors.
The most recent one I made was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcake, and BOY was it good! I used a cake mix for the cupcake but made my own peanut butter frosting. I seriously could not believe how easy and YUMMY that frosting was. I couldn’t stop eating it out of the bowl!
After making up the cake mix, I put a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle. Tip: freeze the peanut butter cups to prevent them from melting in the oven. This is out it looks when it comes out of the oven:
Seriously, how amazing does that look?? Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination. I got the frosting recipe from All Recipes but changed it to use less sugar. It was still a little too sugary, though, so I think I will cut the amount of sugar down even more next time.
1/2 C butter
1 C peanut butter
2 C confectioners sugar (Next time, I’d probably only use 1.5 C, though.)
Heavy whipping cream as needed
Beat butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy. Slowly add in 1 C confectioners sugar. Add whipping cream until it reaches the consistency you desire. Slowly add in the rest of the confectioners sugar, and then add in more whipping cream until it reaches your desired consistency.
It was seriously super easy. I think it took me about five minutes to make. I also crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups to sprinkle on top. Note: store cupcakes in the refrigerator since the frosting includes whipping cream.
Now, I think I need to whip up another batch!
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