Reese’s Cupcakes

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know by now that I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate together, in whatever form – ice cream, cake, peanut butter M&M’s and Reese’s cups. SO, when my lovely sister in law gave me some Reese’s the other day, I decided to put them on cupcakes. The cupcakes must have turned out OK, because my colleagues’ happiness levels seemed to increase about ten fold when I took them to work.

reese's cupcakes

And here is my chocolate and peanut butter cupcake recipe, so you can make them yourself some time:

Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 12)

Ingredients:

  • 115g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbs milk
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Set aside a 12-cup cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  3. Cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy and white (this should take about 3 minutes with an electric mixer).
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each one is added.
  6. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk.
  7. Now it is time to spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. They should be about two thirds full.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
reese's cupcakes

reese's cups

Creamy Peanut Butter Icing

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbs milk

Method:

  1. Cream the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined.
  2. Slowly add two cups of icing sugar, and 2 tbs of milk.
  3. Add the rest of the icing sugar and mix thoroughly. Add more milk if the icing is too thick.
  4. Ice your cupcakes, and decorate with Reese’s cups (you can also use M&M’s like in this post).

reese's cups

And that’s all folks. Enjoy :)

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17 Responses to Reese’s Cupcakes

  1. Olga says:

    Hi,

    I read this post just before looking on foodgawker. I was sure you would want to see these:

    http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/12/crispy-chocolate-peanut-butter-french-toast/

    http://www.myloveforcooking.com/recipes/peanut-butter-banana-muffins-with-nutella-swirl/

    I WISH we had Reese’s here.. Those cupcakes look delicious!

  2. askashe says:

    oh no you didn’t! crisis, these look insane!

  3. They look beautiful! I’ve never heard of Reese’s, but I shall try to find something similar – they look yummy.

  4. thefatcow says:

    I am a major fan of reeses peanut butter. This looks like the ideal cupcake. But scared to make as I might just eat them all

  5. lanaahaske says:

    I live for peanut butter & chocolate !
    This is the perfect cupcake…..Thank you :)

  6. Alyson says:

    YUM! My favorite candy!

  7. Claire says:

    Why did you not put a peanutbutter cup INSIDE the cupcake before baking???

  8. sarah wall says:

    Love these, I can almost tast them :-)

  9. Vicky says:

    Was one of the lucky work collegue! They were super TASTY cupcakes. Will try them out soon

  10. these look AMAZING! i think i’ll make these for my school’s next bake sale :D they will certainly sell fast!

  11. Oh my god, I am salivating so much. Yum!!

  12. sapphy03 says:

    OMG They look so delicious especially the icing!!!

    http://topratedjuicers.net

  13. royalcookie says:

    My husband would leave me for your cupcakes if he ever saw them! haha Can’t wait to make these!

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