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Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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


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


  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.