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 she recently sent me a photo of Reese’s spread. I knew that I had to get some of the spread and 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 cupcake. 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!

Jump straight to the recipe!

To make the sponge I mixed together butter and caster sugar. Then added eggs and peanut butter and whisked them in.

Next I mixed in self raising flour. I separated the mixture into a lined cupcake tin. 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.

Once they were baked and cooled I made 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!

Tips for making the Ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

– You don’t have to use mini peanut butter cups, you can use the regular size ones too for decoration. Only use one peanut butter cup inside the sponge if you are using larger ones.
– If you can’t get hold of Reese’s spread, check the recipe notes for a delicious chocolate and peanut butter buttercream you can use instead. I get the spread from Sainsbury’s in the UK.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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Ultimate Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut butter sponge with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups inside, Reese's spread buttercream and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on top

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

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

For the buttercream

  • 150g Butter
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • 200g Reese's Spread

For the decoration

  • 120g Pack of Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases

  2. To make the sponge, mix together the butter and sugar, using a silicone or wooden spoon, until smooth

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

  4. Then gently whisk in the self raising flour

  5. Divide the mixture between the cupcakes cases. Place two of the frozen Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on top of the batter of each cupcake

  6. Bake them for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the cupcakes comes out clean. Leave to cool completely

  7. To make the buttercream, mix together the butter and icing sugar with a spoon or electric hand whisk, when it starts to come together, add the Reese's Spread and mix it in until smooth. If the buttercream is too stiff, add a splash of milk

  8. Put the buttercream in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe it onto the cupcakes, or spread on with a spoon

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

  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days

Recipe Notes

If you can't get hold of the Reese's Spread, you can make a chocolate and peanut butter buttercream using 200g butter or baking spread, 400g icing sugar, 40g cocoa powder, 40g peanut butter and 1 tbsp milk. Full instructions on my Snickers Cupcakes recipe.

NB. This post is NOT in anyway sponsored by Reese’s – I just love their product!

If you like this, check out more of my Cupcake recipes!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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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