Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

Peanut Butter Cup Minicakes

Double the peanut butter, half the size. These seriously flavorful mini peanut butter cupcakes are topped with a smooth and sweet peanut butter icing. Add a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniature to the top for a chocolate and peanut butter finish.

SKILL LEVEL
beginner
PREP
10 min
BAKE
12 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories280
Calories from Fat130
Total Fat15 g23% DV
Saturated Fat4 g20% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates32 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars24 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories280
Calories from Fat130
Total Fat15 g23% DV
Saturated Fat4 g20% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium180 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates32 g11% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars24 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron4% DV
1/4 cupREESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoonsshortening
1/2 cuplight brown sugar packed
1/2 teaspoonvanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cupall purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoonsbaking powder
1/8 teaspoonsalt
2/3 cupmilk
1-1/3 cupsREESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis (8-oz. pkg.) , divided
PEANUT BUTTER CREME FROSTING (recipe follows)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  • 2. Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar and vanilla in medium bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to peanut butter mixture, beating until well blended. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter; lightly press one mini peanut butter cup into center of each batter-filled muffin cup, leaving chocolate partially uncovered by batter.
  • 3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until top springs back when center is lightly touched. Cool in pan on wire rack about 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely. Frost with PEANUT BUTTER CREME FROSTING. Garnish each frosted minicake with mini peanut butter cup or mini peanut butter cup half. About 3 dozen minicakes.
  • PEANUT BUTTER CREME FROSTING
  • 1 can (12 oz.) ready-to-spread fluffy white frosting
  • 1/2 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Beat frosting, peanut butter and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended and fluffy. About 2 cups frosting.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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