Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

 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! 
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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!!

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Hungry yet?

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? 
Do share.

xo, lp

12 comments:

  1. Stop it. My two favorite things besides you. I will need to make these next week as a celebratory treat!

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  2. I'm craving chocolate now... thanks so much xD I recently made lime coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and they were absolutely delish!

    Zia
    singing-blue.blogspot.ca

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  3. Those look delicious! My favorite is a raspberry frosting using raspberry jelly to flavor it.
    Come check out my blog today, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!

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  4. Oooh, yum!! These kinda sorta homemade receipes are right up my alley. =)

    I recently used a brownie mix to make peanut butter brownie bites that were uhMAZing! These cupcakes look like that could compete with the brownie bites for first place. ;)

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  5. Making these on Thursday when I work from home. They look amazing!

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  6. HOLY MOLY! These look INCREDIBLE! I'm a huge chocolate & PB fan and especially love Reese's PB Cups! Yum yum... feel free to send me a batch - I'll be your taste tester ;)

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  7. I love Reese's PB cups! These look so delicious!

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  8. I just did a big drool wipe reading this. So delish looking.

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  9. This sounds and looks awesome. I don't have a cupcake recipe but I just posted a s'mores cookie bar recipe that you should definitely try. I must say, it rocks.

    Great blog!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  10. OMG. These look amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  11. these look amazing -- such a shame i'm allergic to peanuts!! xx

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