If Reese’s chocolate is one of your favorite guilty pleasures, try these delicious Reese’s Cupcakes. They’re decadent, flavorful, and perfect for chocolate lovers to enjoy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe
Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the great flavor combinations that most people love. These cupcakes taste just the famous Reese’s peanut butter cup candy!
These cupcakes are moist and delicious. They combine the flavor of chocolate and peanut butter to create an incredible dessert worth sharing with your loved ones. These cupcakes are perfect for special occasions, too!
Why You’ll Love this Chocolate Reese’s Cupcakes Recipe:
- Decadent treat: The Reese’s Cupcakes are delicious and perfect for those who love both peanut butter and chocolate. They are full of flavor and have a moist crumb.
- Special occasion ready: These cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for sharing! Make them for a birthday, party or any other fun family get together.
How to make Reese’s Cupcakes for Any Occasion
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Mix your dry ingredients together in one bowl.
- Combine the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Gently combine the dry ingredients into the large bowl with the wet ingredients.
- Pour the batter into prepared cupcake liners.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Prepare the frosting by beating your butter and powdered sugar together.
- Add your peanut butter until fluffy.
- Add to a piping bag and pipe rosettes on top of the cooled cupcakes.
You may be able to buy Reese’s Cupcakes at your local grocery store. They are seasonal and some parts of the country do not stock them. However, it’s so easy to make them, so you’re better off preparing them at home if you have a craving for one!
These cupcakes have a peanut butter-flavored frosting that pairs well with the chocolate cupcake. Not only does it go great with these cupcakes, but also with other cupcake flavors, including vanilla cupcakes.
You can place the cupcakes in an airtight container and place them in the fridge to keep them as fresh as possible. They can be placed on the counter, but the frosting may get soft.
The frosting on these Reese’s cupcakes is a peanut butter flavored buttercream. It pairs exceptionally well with the moist chocolate cupcake. It truly is like eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup in cupcake form!
You can even add a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup to the top to make these cupcakes even more delicious. Chocolate sprinkles would also be a great addition!
Recipe Tips and Notes
If your frosting feels a bit too thick, you can thin it out with ease by adding a few teaspoons of milk into the mixture.
Use your favorite brand of peanut butter for the frosting. If you want to have some nut pieces in the mixture, you can use chunky peanut butter.
Be sure to wait until your cupcakes cool down completely before you add the frosting to them. If you frost them too soon, the frosting may begin melting into the cupcakes instead of sitting on top.
More Chocolate Recipes
No need to run out to grab a Reese’s candy bar when a craving hits. You can easily make these peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes at home! They are decadent and full of Reese’s inspired goodness.
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe
For the Cupcakes
For the Frosting
- 1 stick butter at room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk if needed
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
For the Cupcakes
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a standard cupcake tin with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, and sugar- and mix together.1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup granulated sugar
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients- eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.2 large eggs, ½ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the two sets of ingredients together and stir gently.
- Fill each cupcake tin ¾ of the way full and bake the cupcakes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean– about 15 minutes.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting them (see below).
For the Frosting
- Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy– about 2 minutes.1 stick butter
- On low speed, add the powdered sugar a few tablespoons at a time.2 cups powdered sugar
- Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, turn the mixer to high speed and beat until the icing is light and fluffy– about 2 minutes.
- If it is too thick/crumbly, add in the milk and beat until well combined.3 tablespoons milk
- Once the icing is light and fluffy, fold in the peanut butter. Transfer the icing to a piping bag fitted with your choice of tip (I used a Wilton 2D).⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- Frost the cupcakes as desired and enjoy.
- Store any leftover cupcakes at room temperature for up to 3 days.