While surfing the internet searching for sweet inspirations to try, I came across a website ( I don’t remember where) where someone had taken the time to bake candy of various flavors inside cupcakes. I was intrigued and dying to try some myself. So off to the kitchen I went to see how these little gems would REALLY bake up. I chose a basic chocolate cupcake recipe and stuffed a whole Reese’s peanut butter cup inside to add a burst of flavor and depth to an already rich and chocolaty cupcake. Not only was it love at first bite but I also became more intrigued to see what else I could sneak inside cupcakes. I think going to be on a I a mission.
Start with your favorite chocolate candy.
I chose my favorite…Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Mix up a batch of your favorite cake recipe. I went with
Fill cupcake liners with enough batter to cover the bottom.
Fill the rest of the cupcake liner with batter about 3/4 full.
Pop them in the oven and bake them for the time and temperature your recipe indicates.
Then, hope for the best!
I topped mine with peanut butter buttercream and a mini reese’s cup.
But, the proof is in the
It turned out amazing! Happy Experimenting
Peanut Butter Buttercream
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Fine salt (optional)
- Cream peanut butter and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed. On low speed, mix in sugar until combined, then beat mixture on high speed until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add salt to taste, if desired. Use immediately.