Chocolate and peanut butter is a celestial combination, so I knew this would be delicious.
What you need:
- Chocolate cake mix (or if you are awesome, the ingredients to make it from scratch)
- powdered sugar
- peanut butter
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- mini chocolate chips
- cupcake liners (optional)
- frosting tips/bags (optional)
Mix together your cake mix as usual. I added in some chocolate chips just for fun!
Place your cupcake liners in your muffin tin. Put an un-wrapped Reese's peanut butter cup in the bottom of each liner.
Fill your liners 2/3 full with cake mix.
Bake cupcakes 12-15 minutes, as directed on the box.
I turned to allrecipes for a peanut butter frosting recipe. It's your basic frosting recipe with peanut butter added in!
Peanut Butter Frosting
* 1/2 c butter, softened
* 1 c creamy peanut butter
* 3 T milk, or as needed
* 2 c powdered sugar
Place the butter and peanut butter in a bowl and beat with mixer. (I doubled the recipe for the amount of cupcakes I was making.)
Gradually mix in the sugar. I did mine 1/2 c at a time. This picture was after two cups - my halfway point - of sugar.
As it starts to thicken, add in the milk one T at a time.
Beat for at least 3 minutes to get it super fluffy. You can add more sugar or milk as needed.
Meanwhile, your cupcakes should have been cooling. You don't want to frost them while they are still warm from the oven, or your frosting will melt. I actually frosted mine the next day, but if you wanted to speed up the process you could put your cupcakes in the fridge to cool.
Put your frosting in the frosting bags.
Frost your cucpakes however you want!
Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips on top.