These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting are a classic combination of flavors with a surprise filling that’s to die for!
I’m a chocolate and peanut butter addict.
I’m sure I’m not alone.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Do you ever have moments where you are daydreaming in the car and a brilliant idea hits you? That’s what happened with these cupcakes.
The idea to make a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream frosting was very logical. Then I had the idea to drop a Reese’s mini peanut butter cup right into the center, brilliant. THEN I take it over the top with some chocolate curls and another peanut butter cup on top.
Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting:
- Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting is light, fluffy, and rich all at the same time.
- It’s in perfect balance with the chocolate cup cake.
- If you’re not a fan of chocolate with peanut butter, try a vanilla cupcake and fill the center with strawberry jam and top with the peanut butter frosting!
- This Peanut Butter Frosting would be great on top of a layer cake as well.
The best thing about these cupcakes is how quickly they come together! I start out with a boxed chocolate cake mix and amped them up a notch by simply dropping in an unwrapped Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup!
Once they’re baked and cooled you’ll quickly whip together the peanut butter buttercream frosting and you can pipe it on however you like.
Not only are these cupcakes gorgeous on the outside, but that surprise center always brings a smile to everyone’s face!
These cup cakes will definitely take you to chocolate and peanut butter heaven.
Recipe originally published on 12/27/2012. Updated on 2/20/2018.
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