If you're a fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - you will love these cupcakes. (They're also a great excuse to buy a bag of these Reese's Minis.)
I found this recipe on a website called hoosierhomemade.com. She has tons of great cupcake recipes and decorating ideas. These were called "leftover Halloween candy cupcakes" and since my daughter is a fan of Reese's peanut butter cups, we decided to whip up a batch for her school party. Needless to say - they were a big hit.
We had to gather up our ingredients and get these cupcakes made quickly because the peanut butter cups started disappearing as soon as we opened the bag.
We started by making a batch of our favorite devils food cupcakes. You can follow my recipe or use your own favorite chocolate cupcake recipe.
Devil's Food Cupcakes
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup buttermilk
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Combine water and buttermilk. In bowl of mixer, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternating with water mixture. Scoop into 12 paper lined muffin tins. Bake 18 minutes at 350.
The cupcakes baked up beautifully. We put them on a rack to cool while we made our peanut butter frosting.
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter and Peanut Butter until fluffy.Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with a little milk at a time. Beat well, until desired consistency.
This is what the frosting looked like when we finished mixing. (A little thick - don't you think?) Actually I made it this way to show you what the frosting looks like when you forget to add the milk. (Do you believe that?)
This is what the frosting is supposed to look like. (After you add the milk.)
While we waited for the cupcakes to cool, my sweet baker even did the dishes! She's so awesome.
When the cupcakes were cool, and the dishes were done, we frosted the cupcakes and added a mini Reese's peanut butter cup to the top of each one.