I love peanut butter cups. I also love cupcakes. So it goes without saying that if you put the two together you have one of my absolute favorite treats! These surprise cupcakes are simple and delicious– a fun twist on the classic chocolate cupcake!
This recipe is about as easy as it gets, since you simply use cake mix and pre-made frosting– though you could make them from scratch if you’re feeling fancy 😉
Here’s what you need:
- 1 box Devil’s Food (chocolate) cake mix
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 1 bag miniature peanut butter cups
**TIP: Substitute real butter for the oil called for on the cake box for extra richness that tastes like you made it from scratch!
STEP ONE: Prepare chocolate cake mix according to instructions on box. Fill cupcake liners halfway with batter. (I found these reusable Silicone Cupcake Liners that I can’t wait to try next time!)
STEP TWO: Place one peanut butter cup in the middle of each half-filled cupcake liner and press slightly into the batter so that the top peanut butter cup is below the surface of the cupcake pan (this is our go-to Muffin and Cupcake Pan).
STEP 3: Pour the remaining batter to fill up the rest of the cupcake liners as you normally would. You shouldn’t be able to see the peanut butter cups now. Bake according to instructions on the box.
STEP 4: Once done, allow surprise cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. See if you can only eat just one! 🙂
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