Rich, moist chocolate cupcakes, filled with peanut butter cups and topped with peanut butter frosting – it doesn’t get much better than that my friends. These Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion and will have everyone asking for more.
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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 Peanut Butter Frosting yummy though. I could just eat it by the spoonful!
But here’s the deal – you don’t have to use this recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes. Short on time? Use a box mix and add ingredients to make it taste homemade.
There are many flavors of cupcakes that I adore. But when I bake Chocolate Cupcakes, they almost always go straight to the top of my favorite list. And when I add Peanut Butter, that’s even better.
And we can’t forget the Peanut Butter Cups, I have yet to meet anyone that doesn’t love peanut butter cups. If you are looking to keep the color scheme, these orange cupcake liners are great- and don’t forget piping tips!
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cut into small pieces
Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
- 2 - 2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
- In a separate bowl, combine cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
- Gently fold in Peanut Butter Cup pieces.
- Divide batter into cupcake liners.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- Cream butter and Peanut Butter until fluffy.
- Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with a little milk at a time.
- Beat well, until desired consistency.
- Frost cupcakes and garnish with a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Recipe adapted from Baking Addiction.
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