I started by baking a peanut butter cup right into the center of the dark, chocolate cake. I lightened up the peanut butter buttercream, added a dollop of chocolate gananche and finished it off with a peanut butter cup half. This Reese's peanut butter cup cupcake has quickly become one of my most requested cupcake flavors.
So without further ado... my new and updated Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake recipe.
1 cup flour
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter. melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup hot coffee
9 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Buttercream
Combine flour, baking soda, sugar, cocoa and salt in bowl of standing mixer.
Whisk together butter, eggs and vanilla.
Place a peanut butter cup in the bottom of each paper lined cupcake tin.
Fill each liner 2/3ds full with cupcake batter.