Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes from TastesBetterFromScratch.comHi readers, my name is Lauren Allen, and I’m excited to be visiting from my food blog Tastes Better From Scratch. As you may have guessed from the name, my blog is all about sharing easy and delicious recipes that are made from scratch. I’m out to show the world that cooking from home is easy, less expensive, and better for you, since you control what’s going in the food!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes from

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes from

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes from TastesBetterFromScratch.comI developed a love for baking when I was really young. My brother’s would always be hankering for a treat on Sunday night, and I’d always be willing and eager to make one of their favorites, like Texas Sheet Cake, or Peach Cobbler.

My mom taught me how to decorate cakes and cupcakes, so I love to make those too! Like these fun Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes. They’re baked with a Reese’s peanut butter cup inside, and topped with the most delicious peanut butter frosting. They’re amazing! I sent a batch with my husband to work recently and the whole office not only devoured them, they were begging for more! :-)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

From Tastes Better From Scratch


Batter for 24 chocolate cupcakes (recipe here)
30 mini Reese’s cups, divided

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk or cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spoon batter evenly into 2 regular muffin tins with cupcake liners, filling the liners 1/2 full. Place a Reese’s PB cup into the center of the batter in each cup and gently press it down a little (the tops of the Reese’s can still be showing, like photo above). Bake cupcakes for 16-20 minutes or until done. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:

Beat together butter, and peanut butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat again until combined. Add cream or milk, beating well until light and fluffy. (Add more milk or powdered sugar if needed to make the frosting thicker or thinner). Frost cupcakes (I used a wilton 1M tip in the photos above). Chop up the remaining pieces of Reese’s and sprinkle on top of the frosting.

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