The other day my son had his unbirthday at school so I asked him what he wanted to take and he said " Mom do you think you can make a cupcake with a Reeses in it"? Me trying to be Momma of the Year replied " For you I would make anything". So of course I had to find THE recipe that I thought would be his favorite and I knew it would have to involve peanut butter frosting! Well here is the winner...
1 chocolate cake mix
1 bag mini Reeses peanut butter cups
Mix cake according to directions. Place muffin cups in tins. Fill cups 1/3 full then place a Reeses in each cupcake upside down. Cover with more batter filling about 2/3 full. Bake according to directions on box.
I found a frosting recipe I like better for this cupcake and wanted to share it :)
Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
By Project Aimee
1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups of confectioner’s sugar
4-6 tbsp milk. (I used heavy whipping cream)
Cream together shortening and butter. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Slowly add the sugar along with milk one 1 tbsp at a time until light and fluffy.
Once cupcakes are frosted, melt chocolate chips in the microwave then pipe drizzle over the top. Place half of a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup on top.