Reese Cups are one my favorite candies and I thought it was would be rather delicious to combine that love into a cupcake. I really did not want to use any chocolate other than the candies in the batter so that the flavor would not be over powering and as common as all the other chocolate cakes we see. A bit of Nutella mixed in with the frosting makes the perfect combination that taste just like the famous candies. I was deliciously surprised that the cupcakes came out tasting identical to the cups. If my eyes were closed I would have never guessed these were cupcakes.
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 Reese Cups, softened
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup nutella
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl add oil and sugar. Add egg, mix. Add flour, baking soda, sugar, buttermilk, and reese cups, mix well.
2. Place baking cups into 6 cupcake tins. Place 1 tablespoon of batter evenly into cupcake tins. Bake for 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.
3. Meanwhile, make frosting. In a large mixing bowl add peanut butter, nutella, and powdered sugar, with a hand mixer beat until fluffy. Place in refrigerator until needed.
4. When cupcakes are cool pipe frosting on top.