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peanut butter brownie cupcakes

brownie cupcakes stuffed with a reese's cup and topped with peanut butter frosting

recipe from Love from the Oven

baked in August 2015

yield: 24 cupcakes
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 14 minutes
difficulty level: easy





For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Turn to low heat and let sit while you work on the rest of the ingredients.
  4. In a separate large bowl crack the 4 eggs, and beat well.
  5. Beat in the cocoa, salt, baking powder and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture to the bowl, a little at a time, stirring until smooth.
  7. Add the flour and stir to combine.
  8. Spoon the batter halfway into cupcake liners and place mini Reese's cup in the middle.
  9. Spoon remaining batter evenly between liners.
  10. Bake for 14-17 minutes.

For the frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine your butter, shortening, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Add in your powdered sugar, starting with four cups.
  3. Add about 1/4 cup of your whipping cream, combine well with mixer and switch to a high speed to beat until fluffy.
  4. You can play with the amounts of powdered sugar and whipping cream to get the exact texture and consistency that you want.
  5. Frost cupcakes and place mini Reese's cup on top. Frost mini Reese's cup to look like a mini cupcake.