Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
37 mins

Chocolate Cupcakes with a hidden Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Centre, Peanut Butter Frosting, and even more Reese's!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 489 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 175 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 140 g Self Raising Flour
  • 35 g Cocoa Powder
  • 24 Reese's PB Cup Miniatures
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
  • 175 g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 350 g Icing Sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp Boiling Water
  • 150 g Reese's Pieces
  • 6 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160 Fan/350F and line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cases

  2. Beat the Butter/Stork with the Light Brown Sugar until fluffy

  3. Combine the Eggs, Self-Raising Flour and Cocoa Powder with the butter/sugar mix until well combined

  4. Using an ice-cream scoop (to make it the same amount per cupcake) dollop into the cupcake cases – Once dolloped, press two sandwiches Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures together and lightly push into the cupcakes. 

  5. Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until they are springy to touch and don't make a bubbling sound – Leave to cool.

For the Decoration
  1. Beat the Unsalted Butter with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes to loosen it.

  2. Add the Peanut Butter and half of the Icing Sugar on a slow speed until it is combined then speed the mixer up and mix for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly combined and smooth.

  3. Add the rest of the Icing Sugar and beat again. If its really thick, add in 1tbsp of Boiling Water at a time till smooth and pipeable. 

  4. Using a Medium 2D Closed Star piping tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes – add on Half a Peanut Butter Cup, and some Reese's Pieces, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You don't have to add the Reese's Miniatures if you don't want to, but it adds a nice peanutty flavour!

I used supermarket own peanut butter, but its smooth so it pipes well. 


Nutrition Facts
Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 312mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 61g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.