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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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Satisfy your chocolate craving with these cupcakes. The creamy frosting topped with chopped peanut butter cups is the best part. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups
  • FROSTING:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • Additional miniature peanut butter cups, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 269 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, peanut butter, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Place a peanut butter cup in the center of each cupcake. Cover each with 1 tablespoonful batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Cool, stirring occasionally, to room temperature or until mixture reaches a spreading consistency, about 10 minutes.
  5. Spread over cupcakes; immediately sprinkle with additional peanut butter cups. Let stand until set. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cupcakes in Taste of Home Cake Mix Creations 2009

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 269 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"These were absolutely decadent! I made them for a Super Bowl party. They were a huge hit with kids and adults alike. The ganache frosting is awesome!"

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Used butter instead of canola oil, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. They were great!"

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"I just finished making these and I could not wait to frost them. But I messed up again! Recipe called for 2/3 c whipping cream so I wanted to use up the rest of the container so I put in the other 1/2 cup, big mistake! The frosting did not thicken, so I added confectionary sugar, but it still did not thicken. The frosting was delicious and I only could use a third of it. I always use milk chocolate chips. So I'll save the frosting to use over ice cream, etc. The taste was very delicious so I shared w/neighbors."

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"Family loved these and they are so pretty! I also dipped the cupcakes in the warm frosting and sprinkled them with the chopped pb cups....chopped them a little finer than the picture. I was BETTER than a rock star, lol!"

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"This recipe made me look like a

Rock Star. It looks awesome.
from what I hear it taste even better. I have Type 2 Diabetes, so I can't have one. Do I have WillPower or what? It is so easy to make."

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