Reese Cupcakes

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.

Yields: 6

5 Responses to Reese Cupcakes

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    My boys love Reese’s, I brought a couple mini reese’s KILO bags and boy did I regret making them my carry on.

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    Oh yes and I love the new icing/frosting ideas, I like to play around with mine too.

  • Noor says:

    Thanks so much yea we LOVE love them so much too! Frosting is fun to mess around with and try to come up with something new for sure.

  • NYCitified says:

    I totally love that you offer small batch options! I never make cookies or cupcakes because we can never eat them all. Thank you so much :)

  • Noor says:

    Thank you so much Yea I am the same its just my husband, son and I and they are not big sweet people anyway. Its hard to polish off a HUGE batch of sweets in a day or so. I never could find any small batch so I thought I would make my own. I am glad this worked out for someone besides myself lol.

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