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Reese's Cupcakes

A chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter cup surprise on the bottom covered with a peanut butter frosting and sprinkled with Reese's Pieces. A peanut butter and chocolate lover's dream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, peanut butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 468kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix, plus ingredients on box
  • 18 regular size peanut butter cups, frozen
  • 1 box Reese's Pieces

Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • Mix cake batter according to box instructions.
  • Place a small spoonful of batter in the bottom of each cupcake liner.
    Place a peanut butter cup on top of the batter in each cup.
  • Spoon cupcake batter into cupcake liners, filling 3/4 of the way.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until firm to the touch on top. Let cool.
  • For Frosting, combine butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in vanilla extract. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and heavy cream. Beat on high for a good 30 seconds.
    Taste for seasoning and add a pinch of salt if needed.
  • Spread frosting onto cupcakes with an offset spatula or a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Sprinkle with Reese's Pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal