Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 mini cupcakes

Double the peanut butter, half the size. These seriously flavorful mini peanut butter cupcakes are topped with a smooth and sweet peanut butter icing. Add a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniature to the top for a chocolate and peanut butter finish.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup

    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter

  • 2 Tbsps

    shortening

  • 1/2 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1

    egg

  • 3/4 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/4 tsps

    baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp

    salt

  • 2/3 cup

    milk

  • 1-1/3 cups

    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis (8 oz pkg.), divided

  • Peanut Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1 can

    white ready to spread frosting (12 oz)

  • 1/2 cup

    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2

Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar and vanilla in medium bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to peanut butter mixture, beating until well blended. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter; lightly press one mini peanut butter cup into center of each batter-filled muffin cup, leaving chocolate partially uncovered by batter.

3

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until top springs back when center is lightly touched. Cool in pan on wire rack about 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely. Frost with Peanut Butter Cream Frosting. Garnish each frosted minicake with mini peanut butter cup or mini peanut butter cup half.

Peanut Butter Cream Frosting

Beat frosting, peanut butter and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended and fluffy.

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