Ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I am completely obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, especially the mini ones. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is so addictive for me. My sister feeds my addiction, she bought me giant PB cups for Christmas and after she recently sent me a photo of Reese’s spread, I knew that these Ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes had to happen! The sponge is flavoured with peanut butter and two Reese’s Mini PB Cups are inside each cake. The buttercream is made from Reese’s spread, and then there are more Mini PB Cups on top. These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes are the ultimate combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

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To make the sponge I first creamed together butter and caster sugar.

Then added eggs and peanut butter and whisked them in.

Finally I mixed in self raising flour.

I separated the mixture into a lined cupcake tin. I got 14 cupcakes from the mixture. Into each cake I placed two mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that had been in the freezer for about an hour on top of the batter.

I baked them on 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 mins.

To make the buttercream I mixed together butter and icing sugar. Then I added Reese’s Spread and a splash of milk and mixed it in until smooth.

I put the buttercream in a piping bag with a Jem 1E nozzle and piped it onto the cupcakes.

To decorate, I cut two Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups in half and placed them on top.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Oh my gosh these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes were heavenly! My peanut butter and chocolate dreams came true! I was so happy. I probably could’ve eaten the lot, but I was selling these at work for a charity bake sale which was the only thing that stopped me!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

And inside was the best bit! The peanut butter joy never ends!


I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Recipes Made Easy and Bake of the Week hosted by Mummy Mishaps.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes
5 from 4 votes

Ultimate Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Servings 14


Cupcake sponge

  • 2 Eggs
  • 175g Butter
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 30g Peanut Butter
  • 185g Self raising flour
  • 120g Pack of Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Frozen


  • 150g Butter
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • 200g Reese's Spread
  • 120g Pack of Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups


  1. To make the sponge cream together the butter and caster sugar

  2. Then add the eggs and peanut butter and whisk them in

  3. Then mix in the self raising flour

  4. Separate the mixture into cupcakes cases. Place two of the frozen Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on top of the batter of each cupcake

  5. Bake them on 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 mins

  6. To make the buttercream mix together the butter and icing sugar. Then add the Reese's Spread and mix it in until smooth. If the buttercream is too stiff, add a splash of milk

  7. Put the buttercream in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe it onto the cupcakes

  8. To decorate, cut two Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups in half and place them on top of the buttercream

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21 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to chocolate + peanut butter, so these cupcakes look like a dream come true to me!! I actually had no idea that Reese’s spread was a thing, but I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it. YUM!

    1. I only just recently discovered the spread – it sounds like you’ll love it as much as I do!

  2. ooooh Kat your cupcakes look divine! I would happily dive in an eat a few of them ha ha! I love the flavours you have used and they look very yummy too x

  3. I have just this minute scheduled a Snickers cupcake recipe as I love chocolate and peanuts too. Haven’t seen the Reece’s spread – think I will be getting some of that. Lovely looking cakes! #cookblogshare

  4. Wow I even fancy trying these even though Im not a huge peanut butter fan. I love the idea of them baked in the cakes. I certainly know a lot of people who would go wild for these. Thank you for sharing on #CookBlogShare

  5. Mini Peanut Butter Cups are dangerously addictive! I have baked them into cupcakes before, but was lucky to have enough to go round as so many had disappeared into my mouth….. I did nearly pick up a jar of the Reeses spread today as well, but had enough will-power to resist!

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