Sunday, March 25, 2012

Reese's Stuffed Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting


I've been wanting to put this recipe together for a while.  The thought of a Reese's peanut butter cup stuffed inside a cupcake...topped with peanut butter frosting...and more Reese's...OH MY!!!!  It is simply a melt-in-your-mouth dream come true!!  My hubby's response to trying his first cupcake was a muffled mouth full of "mmmm hmmmm", shaking his head in approval, and pointing to the empty cupcake liner.  I think it is a keeper!!

(printable recipe) 

24 Cupcakes:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/3c water
1/3c creamy peanut butter
1/3c oil
3 eggs
36 Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups

Frosting:
1/3 c. vegetable shortening
1/3 c. butter
3/4 c. peanut butter 
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) powdered sugar
4-6 Tbsp. milk 

Unwrap Reese’s cups, use 24 for the cupcakes.  Chop the remaining 12 to top the frosting. Mix together cake ingredients for 2 minutes until well mixed.  Fill each cupcake liner with 2 Tbsp. of batter and press a Reese's cup into each.  Top each cupcake with 1 Tbsp. more of the batter to cover Reese's.  Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes.  Let cool completely.

Cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Frost each cupcake and top with chopped Reese's.

Source:  cupcake "mooched" from www.foodbeast.com, frosting "mooched" from www.wilton.com

This recipe was featured on Recipe Lion at http://www.recipelionblog.com/food-trend-stuffed-cupcakes/
and Celebrations at Home at http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2012/04/link-party-spotlight-2.html 
also at Beyond the Picket Fence at http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/04/under-100-linky-party_11.html?showComment=1334200555716
posted on Good Recipes Online

19 comments:

  1. I'm dying here. Now I want a Reese's!! Or a cupcake. Or both. :)

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  2. They are my family's new favorite. Bet you can't eat just one!! : )

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  3. Thanks for the great recipe! We featured this recipe in a food trend blog we just wrote on stuffed cupcakes.


    Check it out here.

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring the recipe and you comment. I greatly appreciate it.

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  4. I have to say this looks amazing..I pinned it!

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  5. Thanks for pinning, Sarah. They are easy and oh so yummy!! Enjoy!!

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  6. Mmm! Don't know how anyone could eat just one!

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    1. Lisa, I sure couldn't. They were addictive. Enjoy!!

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  7. Yum!! Love peanut butter cupcakse! Very creative! Pinned!!

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  8. Wow, what an awesome looking treat!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

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    1. Thanks Kristin, looking forward to sharing many more recipes!!

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  9. Oh my gosh...AWESOME!! Can't wait to try these! (Love your blog name, by the way!) :)

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  10. Thanks Beth for the comment. Enjoy the recipes. Many more to come!!

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  11. Anything stuffed with a reeses is a keeper:-) These are awesome times ten!!!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did. Thanks!!

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  12. Oh, this is great!! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. I have some fun new recipes for this Saturday's "Strut Your Stuff". Enjoy!!

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