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Reese's Cupcakes
Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Cooling Time
5 mins
Total Time
43 mins
These Reese's cupcakes are delicious and super easy to make.  Filled with the irresistible combination of chocolate and peanut butter, these cupcakes will satisfy any sweet tooth!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cupcakes, desserts, peanut butter
Servings: 1 Cupcake
Calories: 280 kcal
Reese's Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
For the Topping:
  • 12 large Reese's cups chopped into pieces (or equivalent amount of smaller Reese's candies)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil or shortening
Directions for the Reese's Cupcakes:
  1. To make the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350 and line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together cocoa powder and hot water until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  4. Within a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together butter and sugar. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  5. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, and beat until the mixture is cool, 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  7. Add vanilla and cocoa mixture, and blend until smooth.
  8. With the mixture on low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the sour cream. Mix until smooth.
  9. Scoop into prepared pans, filling 2/3 full.
  10. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes. Let cool.
Directions for the Frosting:
  1. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. Beat together the butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk.
  3. Add powdered sugar gradually until desired consistency is reached, adding more milk if needed.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.
Directions for the Topping:
  1. To make the chocolate drizzle, add the chocolate chips and the coconut oil or shortening to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat at 50% power for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth (do not overcook!).
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and snip a small piece off the corner. Drizzle over frosted cupcakes and sprinkle cupcakes with chopped Reese's candies.
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.