Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Susan McGreevy

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@smcgreevy

Another recipe from my son, Connor. If you love peanut butter and chocolate, these are the cupcakes for you! Great bake sale item.


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Serves:

24-30 cupcakes

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

1 pkg
18.25 oz devil's food cake mix
1 pkg
3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c
sour cream
1 c
vegetable
4
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
instant espresso granules, dissolve it in 1/2 cup warm water
24-30
reese's miniature peanut butter cups, frozen

PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM ICING

3 stick
butter, unsalted, softened
1 c
creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 lb
powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp
low fat milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in your cupcake or muffin pan. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or your stand mixer bowl, using the paddle attachment, mix together all of your ingredients except the peanut butter cups for a minute or two until well blended.
2
Place 3 tbsp of cake batter in each cupcake liner. Take one frozen peanut butter cup and place in the center of each cupcake on top of the batter, press down a little bit.
3
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until several cupcakes pricked with a toothpick come out clean. Do not prick the cupcake where the peanut butter cup is inserted. There will be a slight indentation or hole where the cupcake is sunken in from the peanut butter cup, you'll fill that with icing. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes.
4
Remove cupcakes from the pans and place them on a cooling rack and let them cool all the way. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the buttercream icing.
5
Icing: In your stand mixer bowl using the paddle attachment, mix thoroughly the softened butter and peanut butter on low to medium speed. Turn off your mixer and in two batches, add the powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Be careful with the powdered sugar - it can go everywhere! Use a pastry bag to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes