Saturday, November 8, 2014
Reeses Pieces Cupcakes
MUST ... STOP ... EATING ... COURTNEY'S ... HALLOWEEN ... CANDY!
How am I going to stop myself from eating ALL of her candy?
Don't get me wrong - I'm only taking the pieces that Courtney agrees to share. But staring at a giant pile of candy all day is an obvious hazard but it also inspires me to create some new (and delicious) cupcake flavors.
Butterfingers, rolos, snickers, Hershey bars, M & M's, Reese's Pieces - you name it - I can bake it into a cupcake. (Pretty much anything that you can bring home in your Halloween pumpkin.)
All of the components of this cupcake came from things that I have already blogged about so I will just link up to those blog posts instead of reposting each recipe.
Reese's Pieces Cupcakes
Chocolate cupcake recipe
Peanut Butter Buttercream
Peanut Butter Filling
1 cup flour
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter. melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup hot water
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Combine butter, eggs and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
Add hot water and beat until combined.
Pour into paper lined muffin cups.
Bake 25 minutes.
Cut a hole into the center of each cupcake.
Fill each hole with peanut butter filling.
Top with peanut butter buttercream, a drizzle of chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of Reese's Pieces.
A perfect way to use up some extra Halloween candy - don't you think?