Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes are stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting and even more peanut butter cups!Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

My best friend has a problem. She can’t say no to people and when she is drowning in tasks she has a twitch where she volunteers to do more.

I’m not trying to be coy and say, “I have a friend…ahem…that has a problem.” Although we ARE eerily alike in that way. My husband will catch us arguing over who is going to watch each other’s kids first and he tells us to go pillow fight it out. Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

We are both are obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. In fact her husband parked next to me in carpool today and saw a whole cup full of chocolate wrappers in my car and said we are meant to be friends.QB2A6337

Anyhoo…my friend was throwing a baby shower and I offered to help make some food. I’ve made so many cupcakes in my life I can probably do it with my eyes closed. So she sent me the link to Cincy Shopper for these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes. I doctored the cake mix a little and tweaked the frosting a little bit. I may have eaten more than my fair share of peanut butter cups in the process but who is counting. Oh my hips. Shoot.Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Everyone always assumes I cook everything from scratch. No ma’am. Hello I have five kids and you know, a doctored cake mix with creamy peanut butter frosting really is pretty dang impressive if I do say so myself.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

5 from 2 votes
Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes Serves: 16-20
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ยฝ cup milk
  • โ…“ cup vegetable oil
  • 32-40 Reese's mini peanut butter cups , unwrapped
  • Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk (or more as needed)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. For the cupcakes: Combine the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, and vegetable oil in a large bowl until incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Fill cupcake liners halfway full and press one peanut butter cup into the center of each. Depending on your cupcake pan it could make about 16-20 cupcakes. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until done. Cool.
  4. For the Frosting: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk and continue creaming until well blended. Blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy adding more milk if needed.
  5. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. I used a wilton 2D tip. Garnish with the remaining peanut butter cups chopped.
Recipe Notes
Source: slightly adapted from Cincy Shopper
If you're feeling extra fancy drizzle some melted peanut butter and melted chocolate (chocolate chips melted with 1 tablespoon butter or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil).
Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. This look so, so good!!

  2. I’m pregnant and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been my biggest craving… these look like actual heaven to me. Now to just find some of that elusive third trimester energy to make them!

  3. oh wow.. these look amazing!

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  4. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl- this looks so yummy! I love peanut butter and chocolate to!

  5. Oh Yum.
    Now, if only I could grow a chocolate-peanut butter cup tree :}

  6. Ooh! These cupcakes look amazing!

  7. Andrea Jorgensen says:

    We are huge fans of yours at our house. My 12 year old daughter is doing a bake-off fundraiser with her YWS for Girls Camp this year and both of her desserts are from your page. (This one and your homemade oreos.) We have never made anything from your cookbook or website that we didn’t like (and we’ve done a lot)! Thanks for being such a reliable source for yummy food! ๐Ÿ’–

  8. I made these for the first time the other day and they are gorgeous!!! They are also incredibly simple to make so thank you!!!!

  9. These were delicious. The frosting was perfect. My husband bought German chocolate cake mix and I felt like the cupcakes needed more chocolate. Next time I will make by hand. For the frosting I whipped the butter for 3 minutes, added the peanut butter and whipped another 2. In between each half cup of powdered sugar I whipped for a minute. I have never been patient in baking but this was worth it.
    Thanks!!