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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These decadent cupcakes with mini chocolate peanut butter cups are irresistible. A must try for Chocolate and Peanut Butter fans!

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

My spouse recently returned from a Costco trip with a bag of Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter cups. I remembered I had a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes so I figured why not?

What makes this Cupcake Recipe so easy is that you use store-bought chocolate cake mix. So basically this recipe is no more difficult than making regular cupcakes.

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

The frosting included with the recipe, while delicious, can be a bit challenging to pipe onto the cupcakes.

If you find the frosting too thick, you can dilute it a bit with some milk. Use just enough to reach your desired consistency.

Instead of placing the mini peanut butter cups with 1/2 the batter added, add them at the end when the muffin cups are filled with batter.

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Chocolate Cake Mix – use your favorite brands
  • Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – I like Reese’s brand (no affiliation)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Peanut Butter – I like to use creamy peanut butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the box.
  3. Divide the batter evenly among a lined muffin pan filling each halfway.
    cupcake batter in muffin pan
  4. Place a mini peanut butter cup in each. Top with remaining cake batter, filling about 3/4 of the way up.
    peanut butter cups in cupcake batter
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
    cupcakes fresh out of the oven
  6. In a separate bowl, add the peanut butter and vanilla frosting, stirring until smooth.
  7. Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake, then optionally top each with a mini peanut butter cup.
chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These decadent cupcakes with mini chocolate peanut butter cups are irresistible. A must try for Chocolate and Peanut Butter fans!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Frosting Time 10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Cake & Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cupcakes
Calories 321 kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin Pan
  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 24 Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Frosting
  • ¾ Cup Peanut Butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the box.
  • Divide the batter evenly among a lined muffin pan filling each halfway.
  • Place a mini peanut butter cup in each. Top with remaining cake batter, filling about 3/4 of the way up.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes to move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter and vanilla frosting, stirring until smooth.
  • Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake, then optionally top each with a mini peanut butter cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Hailey says:

    These cupcakes are moist and delicious

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