As I was browsing hundreds of amazing images of unhealthy, delish desserts on Pinterest or Facebook, I stumbled across this recipe that was (I think!) originally shared by Jamie on My Baking Addiction! I also found a slightly modified version of the recipe at Crazy Little Projects.
I just knew I had to make these and it was SO worth it! They are easy but look like you’ve slaved away! And the taste? Amazing!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1 box (5.9 oz) chocolate pudding
1 C sour cream
1 C oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water (granules optional, water not)
24 Reese’s Miniatures; frozen
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. The batter will be very thick. Pour into 24 muffin tins.
Insert a mini Reese’s into each one.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and prepare the following:
Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
5 teaspoons milk
Use a disposable cake decorating bag to pipe the frosting on to each cupcake Top with one or one-half mini Reese’s or garnish with a few chopped Reese’s sprinkled over the frosting.
I also melted chocolate candy coating, put into a cake decorating bag with the smallest tip and drizzled all over the cupcakes!