White Chocolate Reese’s Cups are the inspiration for these Cupcakes. White chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Peanut Butter Frosting!
My husband says these are his favorite cupcakes I ever made.
I’ve said it before, I like peanut butter, I don’t love peanut butter. My kids and husband LOVE peanut butter. So when I made these cupcakes I thought “perfect, something I won’t be tempted to eat.”
I was wrong. Let’s start with the cupcake base. I made this base using my favorite white cake recipe, and I added in some melted white chocolate. GOOD white chocolate. Not morsels. I used Green & Black’s White Chocolate bar for this recipe. It’s my favorite white chocolate…once you try it you will understand. It melts so smooth and creamy, not lumpy like most other white chocolates. PLUS, it has vanilla in it, which makes it the perfect bar to put in this recipe! The white chocolate does weigh the cupcake down, SLIGHTLY, so you won’t get domed tops. But don’t let the weight fool you. These are still light, airy cupcakes that are perfectly moist!
Now. The frosting. Remember I said I’m not a huge peanut butter freak. Apparantly that didn’t apply to this frosting. This frosting is made with MORE melted white chocolate and some creamy peanut butter. You really can’t tell from these photos, but I made TWO batches of frosting. One white chocolate and one peanut butter. I then swirled them together on top of the cupcakes. Because I didn’t go overboard on the peanut butter, the color is hard to differentiate. I then of course had to top each one with a White Chocolate Reese’s Cup (halved). This frosting is insane. Creamy. Light. Insane.
Of course I pipe my frosting high on cupcakes, so if you like to just spread a little bit on top, you probably won’t need the entire recipe. The cupcakes make about 24-30 cupcakes, so be prepared to feast! Or make sure you have company over to help you eat them! I am not responsible for YOUR lack of willpower. I have my own lack of willpower to deal with!
Love peanut butter? Here are a few of my other favorite Peanut Butter recipes:
Peanut Butter Bars: peanut butter cookie crust topped with a peanut butter ganache (yeah, there is such a thing) then topped with Reese’s pieces and PB cups!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies: big PB cookies made in my muffin top (whoopie pie) pan. Filled with more Reese’s cups!
Peanut Butter Granola Bars: delicious, no bake granola bars that are better than any store bought variety!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: A rich, soft chocolate fudge topped with peanut butter ganache. Perfect any time of year!
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