Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Reese's Cupcakes


I'm finally back with a recipe, friends! It's only been, what, about three months? My mixer was having some serious withdrawals. Yesterday was Z and I's one year anniversary and sadly all of our wedding cake is seven hours away in our hometown. I made the executive decision that we had to have cake on our anniversary, so I made these super rich peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes hoping they'd win Zach over. I believe they did, especially considering he ate three for breakfast this morning :).

I'm sure I saw the Reese's inside a cupcake idea somewhere in the world of Pinterest, but honestly can't remember. I'm sorry if I'm not giving someone credit where it's due! It just kind of came to me while in the grocery store, so I went with it. Be prepared for sweetness overload!

To make these simple, tasty treats:

I baked regular chocolate cupcakes from a box, but you can make yours from scratch if you're a go-getter. Let the cupcakes cool, then used a knife and a melon baller to take out a small hole from the center of the cupcake.
Put a mini Reese's cup inside the hole...
and place the cake carefully back on top

The delicious frosting recipe came from an old cookbook Z found at Half Price books. It's a keeper!

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
 
 
Place butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar until it starts to get thick. Incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes.
(this only makes enough for about 12 cupcakes....you'll want to double the recipe if you need to frost 2 dozen)

I garnished with mini Reese's Pieces, but that's totally optional. Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. yum!! those look awesome!! happy anniversary!!

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  2. You are such a baker: wish I could say the same!!! Those look delicious! Happy anniversary!

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  3. these look SO stinkin' good!!
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND ZACH!! <3 you both have so much to celebrate. :)
    i'm on a peanut butter kick after eating a pb dessert last night...still thinking about it. lol
    i hope that you're feeling well, pretty mama!
    sending lots of love and hoping you both have a sweet day!! <3
    xoxox
    maria

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  4. Awesome!! My sister had requested some sort of peanut butter cupcake for her baby shower. I am so going to make these! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. These look sooo delicious. You are quite the baker. Glad to hear that you are feeling better and able to enjoy this sweet treat. Happy Anniversary to both of you. You have so much to look forward to:) Hugs

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  6. Sweet heaven. These look amazing!!

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  7. Oh wow, that frosting. *Swoon* Happy Anniversary!

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  8. oh my favorite candy in a cupcake. i am in!

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  9. Whoa! Love me some peanut butter and chocolate! Congrats to you and Zach! :) So weird saying that when that's my husbands name too! :)

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  10. Now that looks incredible! Yum!!!

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