Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have always been a favorite of mine! Chocolate and peanut butter just seem to blend so perfectly together and although I avoid the candy most of the time, they are one of those flavor combinations I try to incorporate into special occasions. These cupcakes are for those special times. reeses cupcake

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

1/4 C unsalted butter ( room temp )

1 C sugar

1 C chocolate chips

2 LG eggs ( room temp )

2 LG egg yolks ( room temp )

1/2 C vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 C sour cream

1 C flour

1/2 tea salt

1/2 tea baking soda

1/2 C cocoa powder

1/2 C water ( room temp )

15-20 Reeses cups med. size

Directions

In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Add chocolate to the butter/sugar mix and combined.

Add in eggs and egg yolks one at a time mix

Add in oil, vanilla, and sour cream mix

Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into a separate medium bowl.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing all together.

Mix in water

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners

Fill each liner 1/2 of the way full with Chocolate cupcake mix

Place 1 Reese’s peanut butter cup in each liner pushing lightly on it so it sinks into the cake mix.reeses cupcake 2

Now top of each cupcake liner with more chocolate cupcake mix so its 3/4 of the way full

Place in oven for 15-20 minutes

Use a stick or sharp knife poke in center of a cupcake if it comes out clean it is done

 

Peanut Butter Frosting
3 sticks butter (room temperature)
1 cup peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tea vanilla
3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Reese’s peanut butter cup mini’s to decorate on top

Directions

Add both the butter and peanut butter and beat on med. speed until smooth.
Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and mix with the other ingredients
Add in the vanilla and the cream and beat on med. speed until all ingredients is light and fluffy
Place frosting in a pastry bag and pipe onto the top of the cupcakes.
Top with a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup

More fun facts about Reese’s

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