Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes {Danielle}

This month, I'm highlighting my amazingly talented sponsors with their own guest posts. Today's comes from the oh so talented Danielle from over at Taking Notes ...Coast to Coast

Today you folks are in for a treat! (Literally) I wanted to share my favorite cupcake recipe because a) it's delicious. Duh. b) no one can resist peanut butter/chocolate baked goods, and c) it is the very first recipe I ever shared on my own blog!

So let's begin, shall we? Here's what you'll need to make the perfect Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes.
The Cupcake:
miniature peanut butter cups
1 box Fudge Chocolate Cake mix instead
3 large eggs
1/4 c water
1/2 c oil
The Icing:
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1/4 c butter, softened
2 c powdered sugar, sifted
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Remove foil and cups from candy pieces. Set aside. Prepare cake mix as described on box using the eggs, water and oil. Fill each up about 2/3 full with batter. Place 1 unwrapped candy piece, upside down, on top of batter in each cup. Lightly tap piece down into batter. 
Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cup comes out almost clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Place on wire rack; cool completely. Make icing by placing peanut butter and butter into medium bowl. Beat until light and creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Beat on low speed 1 minute; scrape bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread about 2 tablespoons of icing on each cupcake leaving the edge un-iced.  Top each cupcake with a peanut butter cup. 

I baked these cupcakes for my work's Christmas party and they were an absolute hit! Everyone loved the fact that there was a whole peanut butter cup on top of the cupcake, and then when they discovered the hidden one inside they became simply giddy! (Or maybe that was all the sugar...) Either way, I hope you enjoy! Ok, now stop by my blog so we can be friends!

Ok, YUM! Thank you so much, Danielle!
I am salivating.
More sponsor guest posts will be popping up throughout the month:)


  1. yum! those look sooo good!!


  2. I have to test this recipe immediately :)

  3. Those cupcakes look amazing! I would love to try the recipe!

    Just wish I could get the mini PB cups here in Australia. I might just have to leave out the one on top of the cupcake.

  4. Ah! This look so good! <3

  5. yummm! these look so good. send them my way : )

  6. Oh yum :o Ok here goes my diet.. :D

    Indie by heart

  7. Omg...are you serious? This will kill me, haha. Looks amazing!


    Valentina de Pertis


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