These delicious chocolate peanut butter cupcakes start off with chocolate cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter cup and frosted with creamy peanut buttercream and topped with reese’s peanut cup mini.
Recently I went to a baby shower. There is always games to be played at baby showers. One of the games we played was the sweet mess baby shower game, thank you Google for providing the name. And that was my introduction to reese’s peanut butter cup. We are only supposed to have a little taste to guess what is in the nappy, but I did a double taste. Don’t judge me :-). I love peanut butter. Peanut butter on bread, peanut butter with banana, peanut butter banana bread , peanut soup. I could go on and on.
Let’s start with the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. We will be using my all time favourite from scratch chocolate cupcake recipe. It is a one bowl recipe which produces a moist and soft cupcake with an intense chocolate flavour cupcake. I used a mixture of large reeses and mini ones. The large ones I left whole and pushed into the batter and the chopped mixed in with the batter. You don’t have to make cupcakes both way. I would recommend freezing the reese’s butter cups for an hour before adding them to the chocolate cupcake batter. It stops them from disappearing into the cupcakes.
And then the frosting. If you love peanut butter, then you in for a treat. It is light, creamy, fluffy and full of peanut flavour. A perfect balance of sweet and salty. There is no skimping on the peanut butter. I could happily eat it all.
Pipe swirls of creamy peanut buttercream on the cooled chocolate peanut butter cupcakes and top with peanut butter cup minis.
To pipe the swirls on the cupcakes I used a Wilton 1M open star tip. I have a video tutorial here showing how to frost swirls of frosting on cupcakes.
And enjoy!!! 🙂
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