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Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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I love to bake and, while I may burn the bottoms of my cookies, my cakes and cupcakes always turn out fabulously moist. Although I love to make cakes, cupcakes are my favorite desserts to bake because they are much easier to both bake and decorate. And, I love coming up with different flavors.

The most recent one I made was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcake, and BOY was it good! I used a cake mix for the cupcake but made my own peanut butter frosting. I seriously could not believe how easy and YUMMY that frosting was. I couldn’t stop eating it out of the bowl!

After making up the cake mix, I put a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle. Tip: freeze the peanut butter cups to prevent them from melting in the oven. This is out it looks when it comes out of the oven:


Seriously, how amazing does that look?? Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination. I got the frosting recipe from All Recipes but changed it to use less sugar. It was still a little too sugary, though, so I think I will cut the amount of sugar down even more next time.

1/2 C butter
1 C peanut butter
2 C confectioners sugar (Next time, I’d probably only use 1.5 C, though.)
Heavy whipping cream as needed

Beat butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy. Slowly add in 1 C confectioners sugar. Add whipping cream until it reaches the consistency you desire. Slowly add in the rest of the confectioners sugar, and then add in more whipping cream until it reaches your desired consistency.

It was seriously super easy. I think it took me about five minutes to make. I also crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups to sprinkle on top. Note: store cupcakes in the refrigerator since the frosting includes whipping cream.


Now, I think I need to whip up another batch!


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  1. Nirra

    April 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    What kind of camera did you use to take your picture? It’s gorgeous!

  2. jane

    April 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    these look delicious!

  3. sarah

    May 1, 2013 at 5:46 am

    These look awesome!

  4. Darla Cook

    May 1, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Delicious! And I haven’t tasted it yet.

  5. amy tolley

    May 1, 2013 at 7:21 am

    i have seen this recipe but havent tried it yet i should they look wonderful…and yummy thanks for sharing..

  6. Jim Kottke

    May 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Can’t wait to try this out

  7. Briana Kennedy

    May 1, 2013 at 8:16 am

    yummy!! My husband and kids are going to love these!!

  8. Shelia Noble

    May 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Well That is such a great idea I can’t wait to try these. Sound good and easy to make.

  9. Vunda V

    May 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

    woa! these look SO good!!

  10. Steve

    May 1, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Wow! I could eat all those myself. Looks so tempting.

  11. mrsshukra

    May 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Anything with Reeses is good!

  12. Regina

    May 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I am going to have to make these for my daughter’s teacher..she loves Reeses.

  13. Anne

    May 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

    That is a beautiful cupcake. It would be perfect for a birthday gift for my peanut-butter-cup-loving friend. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    May 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Those look fabulous…good idea using less sugar!

  15. Linda Kish

    May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    They look so good. Thanks for the tip on freezing the peanut butter cups first.

  16. latanya

    May 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

    yum yum, I would love to try this recipe

  17. Lisa Garner

    May 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

    These look so delicious and I can’t wait to try to make them. The peanut butter frosting would tastes great on some of my favorites too.

  18. Sherry Compton

    May 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    That looks amazing! Hope you enjoyed them.

  19. Kate F.

    May 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I don’t make cupcakes very often, but these look like they’re worth a try!

  20. Danielle Stengel

    May 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    these sound like the best and worst things that could be happening at my house very very soon lol

  21. Michele P

    May 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    yummy, chocolate and peanut butter together, one of my favorite combinations!

  22. Robin Wilson

    May 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    What a wonderful / pretty way to incorporate Reeses into a recipe. Looks so good my mouth is drooling!

  23. Brenda Combs

    May 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    looks good

  24. Cheryl Chervitz

    May 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    These sound very delicious, and I’m sure my hubby would love them. Thank you.

  25. Lisa R

    May 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I have loved Reeses chocolate since I was a kid. I am sure this tastes great

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  26. Robin Wilson

    May 2, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Your pics are great as is this wonderful recipe! Seems like I always have some of these on hand when they are on sale, so what a great way to use them. We are big cupcake lovers here!

  27. Alissa Danielson

    May 2, 2013 at 6:49 am


  28. Gianna

    May 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I love pb and chocolate!

  29. Karen Glatt

    May 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

    The Cupcakes look so delicious! I have to make these soon!

  30. Dawn Kropp

    May 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Ummm… YUM!! They look delish and super simple to make! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  31. Ashley S

    May 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

    OMGOSH!! These look AMAZING!!

  32. jennifer wexler

    May 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

    these look so good!

  33. Laura Jacobson

    May 2, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Oh my goodness…this looks so good and I love that it does not have flour! I cannot have wheat, so this is a recipe I cannot wait to make! I pinned!

  34. Hope L

    May 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

    These look similar to some cupcakes I made but instead of Reese’s inside, they had a peanut butter-chocolate filling, and Reese’s on top!

  35. Joeyfromsc

    May 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Yum..drooling over here haha

    So easy & your pics are beautiful!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  36. rochelle haynes

    May 2, 2013 at 10:39 am


  37. Kathie Craig

    May 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate together…yummy!!

  38. Kathryn Mackey

    May 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    These look very good to eat

  39. Brenda Elsner

    May 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    These look yummy!!!! Gonna try making these!!

  40. Natasha Rodriguez

    May 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I love reeses! I definitely have to try this!

  41. Stacy

    May 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    So easy, and I love the tip to freeze that candy first! I would also try this with other candy bars. Yum!

  42. Ashley Morrow

    May 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The cupcakes look delicious. The recipe is so easy, I’ll have to try it sometime.

  43. Dawn Monroe

    May 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This giveaway came right before bathing suit season….come on! How can you not try anything with cupcake or reeses in the title.

  44. Amy Otrosinka

    July 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    It looks so yummy. I would love to try that recipe.

  45. vera

    July 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm


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