Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

| Sunday, February 6, 2011 | | I know it's been years or something...but I just haven't found the time to write...or really, I just didn't feel like writing. It happens I spose. of recently I've been baking up a storm. Generally one new type of cupcake every weekend (during the week is almost impossible seeing as I have kids and all). BUT, while I will post all the other recipes for the deliciousness I've been baking up...I wanna start with the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes I just made. Who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate? it is - serve with a nice tall glass of your dairy or non-dairy beverage of choice:

Makes 24 cupcakes

For the cake

1 Box chocolate cake mix (I used Devil's Food)
1 c sour cream
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
2 eggs
24 Reese's Peanut butter cup miniatures - unwrapped

1) Preheat oven to 325° and prepare cupcake pans with liners.

2) Combine all cake ingredients except candies. Spray a measuring tablespoon with cooking spray (the batter will be thick and will stick if you don't) and plop 1 T of batter in each cupcake liner. Wet your finger with some water and spread batter to edges of cup. Place a Reese's miniature in the center of all the liners (upside down works best). Next spoon approx 2 more tablespoons of batter over each candy, making sure it covers it completely.

3) Bake in oven for approx 25 minutes. So, the toothpick test won't work with this cupcake because of the PB cup in the the easiest way to know if they're done is to touch the top of the cupcake. If it springs back up, it's done.

For the frosting

1 1/4 cup + 2 T peanut butter (for me that was about an entire 16 oz jar)
3/4 stick butter, about 6 T (room temp)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Heavy cream (about 3 - 5 T depending on what consistency you'd like. I used 4 T)

1) In a bowl use a hand mixer, or fancy stand mixer, and cream sugar and butter. Scrape down the sides and then add peanut butter and 1 T of cream. Blend everything together. Add more cream as you're blending until you reach desired consistency.

2) Frost as desired! I used a 1M tip from Wilton and a pastry bag. I also topped each cupcake with chocolate sprinkles and a Reese's, not They come unwrapped in the bag and are about the size of a dime...PERFECT for topping cupcakes! You could also cut the miniatures in half or chop them up and sprinkle them on top.

NOTE: You may have a lot of frosting left depending on how much you use for the cupcakes

I used LIVESTRONG to compute nutrition info

The surprise inside


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