Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes

Kelsey Minton


My mother's favorite candies are peanut butter cups, so I decided to make a special brownie just for her.

These yummy treats look like regular cupcakes but as soon as you take that first bite, you are in for a creamy surprise!

★★★★☆ 3 votes
12 cupcakes
15 Min
35 Min


8 Tbsp
cocoa powder
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 c
1 c
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla extract
peanut butter, creamy or crunchy


1Pre-heat oven to 325 F
Place liners in cupcake pan
2On a movable surface like a cutting board, wax paper, etc., sprinkle some flour.
With a teaspoon, scoop up a heaping portion of peanut butter and roll it around in the flour. Make 12 of these.
Set aside.
3In a mixing bowl, melt the cocoa and butter together.
(This takes about a minute in my microwave)
4Stir in sugar, flour, salt, vanilla extract and eggs, 2 at a time into chocolate mix.
5Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 of the way full. As you fill each one, place a peanut butter ball in the center. DO NOT push the ball into batter. Simply place in center.
6Once you have done this, with the remaining batter, fill the liners the rest of the way. The peanut butter balls should be completely covered.
7Place in oven and bake for about 35 minutes at 325 F. Adjust time as necessary.
8Once done, place on cooling rack.
9Enjoy with family and friends!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy