Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reeses Pieces Cupcakes


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
Chocolate Ganache
Reese's Pieces

Chocolate Cupcakes
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
2 eggs
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?


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