how to make peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes
I love making different kinds of cupcakes because we don’t eat a cake.
I know cupcakes are just small cakes, but this is more manageable for our family.
And cupcakes, you can freeze and pull out as you need!
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup salad dressing (I use Miracle Whip light)
1 cup warm water
6 King Size packages of Reese peanut butter cups quartered or 24 mini cups (optional)
In a large bowl, add the sugar, cocoa, flour and baking soda together and mix until cocoa is an even color throughout.
Add the salad dressing and water and mix completely.
Add 1 tablespoon the bottom of each cupcake.
Add 1 piece of quartered (or mini) peanut butter cup.
Cover with additional cupcake mix (a generous heaping tablespoon)
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
make fluffy cocoa frosting
Make the (I halved the recipe as this makes a lot of frosting) and chop up the rest of the peanut butter cups into 1/4″ chunks in a shallow. Frost lightly and dip the cupcake into the chopped up peanut butter cups.
That sounds okay. I usually make cupcakes instead of cake. There’s only two of us and a cake tends to be too much for us.
I agree, Cupcakes seem easier to eat than a cake at our house too.
I am definitely making these. Thank you for sharing this at NOBH.
You are welcome Lynda, enjoy!
Oh my goodness, these look scrumptious! I will definitely be making these! Chocolate and peanut butter are my 2 favorites ! I am going to pin these photos, they look good enough to eat. 🙂
Oh thanks for the Pin Angela! So kind of you. They are really good, and we use extra reese because we eat so much of it while making them. I hope you enjoy!
Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says
Ah, my favorite combination! Anything with chocolate & peanut butter together, I’m a sucker for!
I’d love to invite you to share your recipe at my link party ~ Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!
Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for the invite. I will have to remember to come to your linky. I find tons of great recipes that way!
Oh those look so good! I like my Reese’s. Found you on Scrumptious Sunday!
I am surprised any Reese candy got into the cupcakes at all, they are so good just by themselves!
Jennifer Williams says
Wow, I love what a few ingredients can do. That looks easy will have to make them with the kids help.
yum, yum, yum, yum….yuuummmmyyyy!! I’ll have to make these!
I’m so glad you like, let me know how you like!
Alaina Bullock says
Oh yummy!!! These look so good I am adding the recipe to my cookbook! Thanks!
Thank you, the recipe was my grandmas. I hope you enjoy.
Celebrate Woman says
Your photos for this post are stupendous! Kudos and Applauds!
Awe thanks. It’s hard to capture delicious sometimes. Glad you liked it!
Oh My Gah! This looks amazing!! I want now! Totally pinning 🙂
Enjoy the recipe. They are amazing!
Empowered Momma J says
Anything peanut butter I’m in! Gonna try these this weekend. Thank you for sharing.
I hope you enjoy!
Landscape Design Ideas says
DELICIOUS! Wanting to make some now. The kids are gonna love this.
Patty E. says
These look scrumptious! Bookmarked this recipe – will have to try and make it soon.
They are fantabulous!