Sunday, February 5, 2012

Reese's Pieces Cupcakes

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It's Super Bowl Sunday and my nephew's have requested something sweet for the party my brother and sister-in-law are hosting, so I made Reese's Pieces Cupcakes. 

You can't go wrong with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

I went the easy route today and doctored up a box mix.  Don't hate :)



Reese's Pieces Cupcakes

Cupcakes:
Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans with baking cups.
I use brown baking cups from Simply Caked.
Blend cake mix, eggs, oil and buttermilk at low speed for about 30 seconds.
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Fill baking cups 2/3 full.  Bake 18-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Makes 24 cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
8 T unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3 T milk or cream

Cream together peanut butter and butter in a stand mixer.
Beat on medium-low speed to combine.  Add the remaining ingredients and combine again.
Beat on high for 2-3 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
Add more milk if desired to get your desired spreading or piping consistency.
Frost cooled cupcakes.  I use a Wilton 1 M tip.

Garnish:
Place Hershey's Hot Fudge Sauce in a small glass bowl for about 20 seconds.
Pour into a Wilton Squeze bottle and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
Drizzle chocolate sauce over cupcakes and garnish with Reese's Pieces candy.

Enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. Perfect. Peanut butter and chocolate should get married!

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  2. Oooh, yum! My last PB icing recipe was too dry. Can't wait to try this one! And, I agree with you both...nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter!

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  3. Remind me to invite you to my next party ;) They look SO good. What decorating tip do you use to get the frosting like that? I love it!

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    1. Thanks Jemm! I used a Wilton 1M tip. You can usually find them at Michael's.

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  4. Waaaaaay YUMMY!! And I loooove that you used a Duncan Hines box mix too :) I generally cheap on the cake part too....for me it's all about the frosting... Thanks for sharing!

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  5. PB and Chocolate is the best combo evah!! And I LOVE recipes that start with a box and get doctored up.... SO great to have those on busy days.... These look amazing!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love reeses anyhing, these are calling my name!

    xo Shane

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