Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
 
Delicious, rich cupcakes made with Reese's peanut butter cups!
Ingredients
  • Chocolate cake mix (and accompanying ingredients)
  • 24 Reese's peanut butter cups
  • 2 Sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1⅓ cup peanut butter, divided
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 7 Tbs heavy cream, divided
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 24 Reese's peanut butter cup unwrapped minis
Instructions
  1. Make cake batter as directed, and preheat oven to designated temperature.
  2. Prepare muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray, or inserting 24 cupcake liners.
  3. Pour a layer of batter in the bottom of each liner and top with a Reese's peanut butter cup. Top with more batter, until liner is about ⅔ of the way full.
  4. Bake as directed, and cool completely.
  5. To make frosting, cream together 1 cup butter and 1 cup of peanut butter in a stand mixer, until well blended.
  6. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. When thoroughly mixed, add in vanilla and heavy cream. Add the cream 1 Tbs at a time, and stop when frosting has reached proper consistency.
  7. Put frosting in a piping bag with a large tip, or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off, and frost the cupcakes.
  8. To create chocolate drizzle, heat 1 Tbs butter and 4 Tbs heavy cream in a small saucepan until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Drizzle chocolate sauce over cupcakes.
  9. Place remaining ⅓ cup peanut butter in a small bowl, and microwave 30 seconds at a time, until melted. Drizzle over cupcakes.
  10. Garnish each cupcake with a Reese's mini, and enjoy!
Recipe by Taking Care of Monkey Business at https://takingcareofmonkeybusiness.com/blog/2015/06/29/peanut-butter-cup-cupcakes-and-a-giveaway/