Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting & Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache #Recipe

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Prep Time: 35 minutes | Bake Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

Cakes

1 Box of white cake mix

¾ Cup of plain Greek yogurt (can substitute sour cream)

3 eggs

½ A cup of milk

1/3 A cup oil

2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 Cup of Reese’s pieces + extra for decoration

Peanut Butter Frosting:

½ Cup of softened butter

3/4 Cup smooth peanut butter

2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 Cup of milk

2-3 Cups of powdered sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache:

½ Cup of creamy peanut butter

¼ Cup of chocolate chips

Directions:

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  4. Add 1 cup Reese’s Pieces and mix to incorporate into the batter.
  5. Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full with prepared cake mix.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean), then set aside to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. While cupcakes are cooling, create the Peanut Butter Frosting:
    1. Place the peanut butter and softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

    2. Add milk, vanilla extract and 1 cup of the powdered sugar to start.
    3. Beat until smooth and continue adding additional powdered sugar until the consistency and taste are as desired. You may need to adjust the amounts of peanut butter and/or milk depending on the thickness of the frosting and your preference. It should be a thick consistency, but still smooth enough to pipe onto a cupcake.
    4. Frost cupcakes and set aside.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

  1. Prepare the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache:
    1. Add chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small bowl.
    2. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir and repeat this process until ingredients are completely melted and combined.
  2. Drizzle the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache over the tops of frosted cupcakes and immediately garnish with several Reese’s Pieces on top.

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