A good number of my coworkers really love the chocolate & peanut butter combination, so I thought I'd try to make a Reese's cupcake for them. Now, this is a cheater recipe because I used some chocolate cake mix I already had in the pantry, but the frosting is homemade- and so so so delicious. If you know anyone who loves Reese's- this would be a great frosting for a birthday cake too!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- 1 Box Devil's Food Chocolate Cake mix (eggs & oil needed)
- Bag of Reese's minis
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN:
Step 1: Preheat oven as per directions on box and make cake mix as directed.
Step 2: Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full, and place 1-2 Reese's minis in the center of each cupcake.
Step 3: Bake cupcakes as directed, let cool.
Step 4: Begin frosting preparation: beat butter and peanut butter together until well mixed.
Step 5: Slowly add in the sugar, and as frosting becomes thick, slowly add milk.
Step 6: Beat frosting for a good 2 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
Step 7: Frost cupcakes, top with a Reese's mini, and enjoy!!
Needless to say, these were a huge hit. The frosting is perfectly peanut buttery while still being light enough to enjoy!
Tried any new cupcake flavors lately I should try?