Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

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I decided to make chocolate, peanut butter cupcakes topped with reese’s pieces for my brother. He absolutely loves peanut butter and chocolate.
What you will need: 

what you will need

Betty crocker cake mix, 3 medium eggs, sunflower oil, icing sugar, peanut butter, milk, unsalted butter 
Place the cake mix, 250ml of water, 3 medium sized eggs, 6tbsp of sunflower oil and mix until the mixture is nice and smooth. This takes quite a bit of elbow grease but I don’t like using electric whisks I have visions of the mixture ending up all over the kitchen. But if you’re not afraid of electric whisks by all means go ahead.. I then scooped the mixture into two silicone cupcake trays. This mixture made 12 cupcakes in total.

chocolate cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 180 and leave to bake for 20 minutes. ( the iPhone timer app comes in handy at this point) Leave the cakes to cool then you should have something which looks like this! The thing I love about Betty crocker cake mix is the mixture is always nice and moist. Whilst the cakes are cooling it’s time to make the frosting…

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Drool.. to make this delicious peanut butter icing you will need 115g of butter (softened) I used 150g of crunchy peanut butter, you can use more if you want but I’m glad I didn’t as the peanut butter flavour was very strong with the 150g of peanut butter I used! Add 240g of icing sugar and stir.. I added semi skimmed milk as needed..

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I then decorated the 12 cupcakes with generous helpings of peanut butter frosting and topped with reese’s pieces to finish them off. I hope my brother likes them! 
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48 Comments

  1. January 4, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    They look soooo yummy! x

  2. January 4, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I'm a peanut butter junkie, so I'll definitely be giving these a go – they look amazing xx

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  3. January 4, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I love peanut butter but I never would have thought of peanut butter icing! Gonna have to give that a go x
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  4. January 4, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    They look amazing! I'm yet to cook with peanut butter but using it as an icing seems a good starting point x

  5. January 4, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    They look and sound so freaking yummy! It's making me hungry just looking at them! xxx

  6. January 4, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    OMG I love peanut butter! These look great! xo

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  7. January 4, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Mmmmm, these cupcakes look lovely. I may have to get my bake on now and try them out.
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  8. January 4, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    These look delicious I feel like running out to the shops right now and buying all those ingredients 🙂

  9. January 4, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    I love your pictures. Looks amazing x

  10. January 4, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    Those look so so so good! Ahhh, I'm going to have to make some of my own now. I wish I could get away with using ready mixed cake stuff, but I'm allergic to eggs so it makes my life waay too difficult!
    xxx

  11. January 4, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    OMG this looks delicious!! I want to try this! xx

  12. January 4, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    these look divine!

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  13. January 4, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    This would be perfect for me – I LOVE reese's pieces!!!

  14. January 4, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Love this! I love baking and not many bloggers post recipes like this 🙂 I'll definitely be trying this out! xo

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  15. January 4, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    They look amazing! I'll have to give them a go xx

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  16. January 4, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    Ooh my this looks fabulous! definitely need to try this 🙂 Mmm

    xoVictoria

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  17. January 4, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    These look amazing! I love your food posts 🙂
    xx

  18. January 4, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    This is my dream cupcake! love peanut butter these look so tasty xx

  19. January 4, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    Oh my! These look lovely! I've never made peanut butter icing before, but I definitely will be in the future after reading this post!

    xxxx

  20. January 4, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    They look lush lovely I'm just not a fan of peanut butter but still they look amazing and bet the chocolate sponge is scrumptious!

    Eda ♥

  21. January 4, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    This is making me drool! How yummy do they look, need to try this (although Sam may not be as keen!) x

  22. January 4, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    These remind me of the peanut butter cupcakes that I had from Sprinkles a little while ago, it was so delicious! I'm going to have to try and make these sometime soon.
    xo, Maria

  23. January 4, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Yum! My tummy is rumbling. Will have try making these 🙂 x

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  24. January 4, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    I eat peanut butter out of the jar so this is right up my street! I really fancy making some of these!

  25. January 4, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    Oh wow, these look amazing! I always love your recipes Becky, thank you for sharing another with us 🙂
    I hope you're having a lovely week! xxx

  26. January 5, 2013 / 4:17 am

    Lovely and sinful! I'm going to make cookies to stock up the empty cookie jars at home soon! ^^

  27. January 5, 2013 / 9:22 am

    These look delicious! Love these posts and your photos are always beautiful xx

  28. January 5, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    ohh, your blog <3

  29. January 5, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    They look amazing! I was thinking of making peanut butter cakes this morning but my brother doesn't like it (?!). I always love your baking posts, and you photograph your food so well 🙂

  30. January 6, 2013 / 11:54 am

    hi becky, i found your blog through Fee from makeupsavvy's blog recommendations in her recent post, and i'm so glad she gave you a shoutout coz i absolutely love your blog. everything looks so adorable and i can't wait to catch up on your older posts, newest follower here 🙂

    rachel x

  31. January 7, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    they look delicious , i just cant make cakes LOl .

    I love youe blog *-*

  32. January 25, 2013 / 11:21 pm

    These look incredible, I'm most definitely going to be trying these out!

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