Cupcake Carnival: Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Welcome to the 2012 Cupcake Carnival!

Here is a recipe that I made up & it turned out yummy!
I am all about the peanut butter/chocolate combo this pregnancy, so I thought I would make satisfy my craving with these cupcakes.
Here is what you need for the cupcakes:
Your favorite chocolate cake mix & 24 Reese's miniatures.

Mix cake mix according to package directions.
While you are mixing your cake, have your "helpers" unwrap 24 Reese's PB cups.
Pour your batter into cupcake liners.
Then, take your Reese's PB cups & place them in the middle of the cupcake.
Bake the cupcakes according to your package directions.
***That is what I did when I made these. BUT, while they baked, they fell to the bottom of the cupcake & tasted slightly burnt, so next time I make these, I am going to freeze my PB cups for a few hours before I make the cupcakes & then put in frozen PB cups. I think this will help them not sink!***

While the cupcakes are baking, make your frosting!

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
1 box of powdered sugar
1 stick of butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup of Peanut Butter (or 1/3 cup if you really like Peanut Butter)
Reeses mini's for a garnish
These were really good! If you really like peanut butter you could also add some Peanut Butter to your cake mix. And, if you don't have Reese's PB mini's you could always chop up the PB cups & use those as a garnish!


I can't wait to see what cupcakes you love.
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You can add your links anytime now until next Friday, May 25th!


  1. Those sound and look delish...going to make these this weekend.

  2. Your cupcakes look delish!! I linked up my cupcakes, but it's not showing up. :(

  3. those look delicious! love reese's peanut butter cups thrown into recipes!

  4. I don't have a blog, but I linked up 2 of my favorite cupcake recipes from All Recipes!

  5. oh good grief....what cupcake do I link up?
    I am all about the amazing cupcake.

    will have to think this one over...

    this looks awesome...but everything you make looks awesome. Including your children :-)

  6. Oh my goodness! Those LOOK soooo good! I love your blog and your beautiful photography. I think I've been here before!! I love your header too!!! Have a great day and I hope you feel better asap!!

  7. I think my husband would drop down to his knee and propose again if I made him these.

    Glad to hear from you over on my side today. I can't wait to find out what you are having either!

    PS- Your blog was the first one I clicked on from KK today. Haha!

  8. Hey Mel, I just found you through Kelly's blog... I just made something with Reese's the other week too...must be in the hormonal water...ha

  9. I love chocolate and peanut butter and I am not even currently pregnant! Thanks for the recipe and thanks for sharing!

  10. YUM! And I need to link up to this (I know, I know... I keep saying that). Cupcakes are one of my very favorite things :)

  11. I read somewhere recently that if you are adding something like a hershey kiss/pb cup that you should cook the cupcakes for 5 minutes and then take them out and drop the chocolate in to the middle and then resume baking until done.



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