Cupcake Tuesday~Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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My youngest son, Casey, turns 13 this weekend. One of the cupcakes he wanted me to bake were Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes.

Since, I haven’t shared a flavored cupcake in quite some time, I figured it would be perfect. And by the way, I updated the Cupcake Heaven page yesterday, I now have 73 cupcake creations!! Hop on over and let me know what you think.

These Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes were very easy but big on flavor and presentation. I used a Chocolate Cake recipe that I’ve never tried before, it was very dense but had good flavor. We had a house divided on them, Doug and my youngest, Casey, loved them, the other 2 boys and myself liked the flavor, but like a more light tasting cupcake. Man oh Man is the frosting yummy though. I could just eat it by the spoonful!

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
Combining the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes from are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Serves: 12-18 cupcakes
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cut into small pieces
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • 2 - 2½ cups Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Beat in vanilla.
  7. Add dry ingredients, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  8. Gently fold in Peanut Butter Cup pieces.
  9. Divide batter into cupcake liners.
  10. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Peanut Butter Frosting
  1. Cream butter and Peanut Butter until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with a little milk at a time.
  3. Beat well, until desired consistency.
  4. Frost cupcakes and garnish with a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Recipe adapted from Baking Addiction.

You could, of course, also use any Chocolate cake mix that you like.

You might also like…

Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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  1. Susie's Homemade says:

    My favorite candy on my favorite dessert. What more could a girl ask for?

  2. Heather says:

    These cupcakes look amazing and with a son named Reese I will have to add these to my arsenal
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  3. Dianna says:

    I love chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, great idea adding the Reese’s Cup. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This was so much fun! I love the peanut butter cupcakes, they look fantastic.
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  5. Nikki says:

    Thanks for hosting! I just found your site today and it’s awesome. What wonderful ideas!
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  6. You can’t go wrong with pb and chocolate!
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  7. Katie says:

    I have some packages of peanut butter cups hanging out in the cupboard that would be the perfect size for these! I also recently made a cupcake recipe from David Lebovitz for a German chocolate cupcake and the chocolate cake was so light and yummy! Might work well for this recipe..I found it on his blog.

    Can’t wait to peek at all of the other cupcake creations. YUM!
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  8. These look delicious! I hope you will join our link up tomorrow – No Whine Wednesday!

  9. OH be still my heart. My favorite combo right there.
    I have a cake recipe that comes out light every time I make it. You might want to try it for your cupcake recipe. Here’s the link.

    I’m loving the presentation though. Just perfect!

  10. Joan says:

    This is on my to do list tonight. Yummy!

  11. Your PB cupcakes look AWESOME!
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  12. Vicki Haley says:

    Oh MY! These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!
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  13. They look delicious, I love peanut butter cups!
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  14. Christy says:

    PB Cup Cupcakes are some of my favorite. I tried them a few months back, and dipped the peanut butter frosting in chocolate ganache that hardened, and then I died, and I never want to make another kind of cupcake again…ever!
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  15. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and peanut butter…my favorite flavor combination!

  16. Sarah says:

    Love your site! you do great work. Tuesday has become my favorite day

  17. Natalie says:

    These look amazingly delicious! I love anything with peanut butter in yum!!

  18. nothing is better than peanut butter & chocolate!
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  19. Adrienne says:

    Wow! Those look amazing!! That’s my hubby’s fave candy bar, and he wuold probably LOVE these cupcakes. I love this site! Stopping by from Tickled Pink, and I’m a new follower. :)
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  20. Sam says:

    I’m getting hungry just looking at those!!!!!!!!!

    *Come on over – I’m hosting my first giveaway!*

  21. Leslie says:

    These make my heart hurt and my eyes water with love. I must make them this weekend. The boys in the house will be gone tomorrow – I will do it, hide them, and have them to myself. Muahahaha.
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  22. Katherine says:

    I have a question – you fold in the reese’s cups to the batter, but after they bake do these pieces sink to the bottom? I’ve had that problem before with candy pieces.

  23. Liz says:

    My mouth is watering! I love this combination and although I have no celebrations coming up I will have to make these ASAP! Thanks so much.
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  24. These look absolutely delicious! I think I will add them to my poolside picnic menu for next weekend!
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  25. Katharina says:

    Hey, those look amazing :)
    I know, you posted them some time ago, but hope you’ll still read my commend.
    I’m from Germany, but since I’ve been in US I really like Peanutbutter, so I’d like to do those cupcakes. Unfortunately I don’t know what Reese’s taste like and I think I can’t buy them over here.
    So do you have any ideas what to use instead or can you tell me what they taste like besides from peanuts? Hope you can help me, I’m already looking forward to eat thoooose :]

  26. LoveCupcakes says:

    Cupcake with a cute little cupcake for topping is very cute idea.
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  27. Amber says:

    These look soooo good!
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  28. Nancy says:

    We bought some cupcakes at a fundraiser last night. I just googled Reese’s PB cup cupcakes on a whim, and this has to be the recipe. These are a-mazing! Hubby had two, but he thinks one is more than enough in one day. Delicious and rich. I’ll make some for Valentine’s Day, though I shouldn’t!

  29. Jessi says:

    My son is turning 13 next week and requested chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, he will love these! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  30. Tiffany says:

    I just finished making these cupcakes and they are delicious!!! Wonderful recipe :)

  31. I have got to make these they look wonderful. I shared this link on my blog!
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  32. I had to share this link on my blog. So excited to try these. Thank you for the recipe.
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  33. Emily says:

    I made these tonight, they were delicious! I had some trouble with the icing recipe though. I followed it exactly, but it turned out too thick and very whipped, so I tried adding milk until it looked like the consistency in the photo, but then it was too runny to stand up. I got it to an okay consistency by adding more confectioners sugar, but its still a bit too runny. I’m not sure what I did wrong.

  34. omgxhaley18 says:

    Just made these and they turned out very good! Thanks for the recipe!

  35. ABBY says:

    My niece(age 11) made these for me this weekend! I AM IN HEAVEN, the best peanut butter frosting I have ever had. I eat 3 of them. Thank you for sharing your recipe! YUMMY :)

  36. Kaitlin says:

    Just a quick question…about how small do you cut the pieces? And when you cook them, your cupcakes will have those pieces still or do they melt?

  37. Natalie salmon says:

    I made these cup cakes and I found them to be really bitter and very very firm have I gone wrong???

  38. HI! These cupcakes are so cute!
    I am featuring them in a cupcake roundup on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!


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