Day 162 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes

9 Jan

I love Reese’s.  No.  Not surprising.  Since I love chocolate.  And, I’m a pretty big fan of peanut butter.  So, there was absolutely no way I could resist these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes (recipe below from Wanna Bite).

But first, enjoy today’s tasty tip!

Now dig in!!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are squishy. Kind of dense, but also sticky and moist. The chocolate is a little on the dark side, but the peanut butter chips lighten the cupcake up a lot. And break up the texture a little.

Peanut-Butter-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. It looks a little thin, but it sets up quite nicely on the cupcake. It has a very strong peanut butter flavor. Not too sweet either, which is unusual, but nice.

Reeses-PB-Cupcake     Mini-Reeses-Cupcake

Together it’s not too sweet or too rich. I mean, it makes me want a glass of milk, but I’m not dying without one. They have a nice chocolate to peanut butter ratio. Very tasty. Appropriately named.

Reeses-PB-cupcake-top     Mini-Reeses-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes (recipe from Wanna Bite)

Cupcake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese’s peanut butter morsels
Peanut Butter Buttercream
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter
  • 1- ½ cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk

For directions visit Wanna Bite.

*Tomorrow: Cinnamon Pumpkin Cupcakes*

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