Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe

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Kids love these rich, yummy cupcakes in school lunches or at parties. They're so easy to make because the mini peanut butter cups eliminate the need to frost the cupcakes. —Heidi Harrington, Steuben, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + Cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + Cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 16 miniature peanut butter cups

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 238 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Press a peanut butter cup into the center of each until top edge is even with batter. Bake at 350° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on an angle toward the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 16 cupcakes.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p52

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"It works just as well if you push a peanut butter cup into the cupcake just as it comes out of the oven. This way they don't melt in the oven. SJS9"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"Really good cupcakes! I love all things peanut butter so I increased the peanut butter to 1/2 cup. Absolutely delicious and these are great to send into school with the little ones for the birthday treat for the class."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"I agree with mindtraveler...can't pack this kind of food in their school lunch. Sad. These look delicious so I have given 5 stars as I will have these on my list for when the grands come to visit."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"I've made cupcakes like this before but without adding peanut butter. My granddaughter is allergic to peanuts so I used Rollo chocolate covered caramels in place of the peanut butter cups. Different taste but same idea and she loved them."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Make with Brownie Mix - they are even better."

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