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Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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:

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Chocolate Cupcakes, unfrosted

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add in 1 C confectioners sugar. Add whipping cream until it reaches the consistency you desire.
  3. Slowly add in the rest of the confectioners sugar, and then add in more whipping cream until it reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Use a piping tip to fill a chocolate cupcake by pushing the tip into the top of the cupcake and gently squeezing to fill.
  5. Add some to the top of the cupcake and sprinkle with Peanut Butter Cup crumbles.
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.


Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Now, I think I need to whip up another batch!

 

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vera

Friday 5th of July 2013

YUMMMO

Amy Otrosinka

Friday 5th of July 2013

It looks so yummy. I would love to try that recipe.

Dawn Monroe

Friday 3rd of May 2013

This giveaway came right before bathing suit season....come on! How can you not try anything with cupcake or reeses in the title.

Ashley Morrow

Friday 3rd of May 2013

The cupcakes look delicious. The recipe is so easy, I'll have to try it sometime.

Stacy

Friday 3rd of May 2013

So easy, and I love the tip to freeze that candy first! I would also try this with other candy bars. Yum!

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