Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes (Stuffed & Frosted)

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

PMS Buster, yes I went there. These chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are stuffed with a peanut butter pudding and topped with a chocolate peanut butter buttercream frosting. Do you see why I went there? It’s 100% awesome, you can never go wrong with peanut butter recipes.

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

Reese (yes the same people who brought us those delicious peanut butter cups) has created a chocolate peanut butter spread called Reese’s Spreads. It’s the key ingredient in this recipe, so you’re going to need to grab yourself two jars: one for the recipe and one to eat with a spoon (don’t roll your eyes, I’ve gone through three jars friends).

Step 1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding:

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

You’ll want to make the pudding first since it needs to set up in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Here’s a tip: don’t do what I did and leave it to “simmer” while you’re distracted with something  because the egg will cook and the pudding will be lumpy. I pushed it through a sieve and it helped but it didn’t make it super smooth like I wanted.

Step 2: Make The Chocolate Cupcakes

I used this Black Magic Chocolate Cake recipe for the cupcakes. If memory serves me right, they baked for about 15 minutes.

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

Spoon out the center of the cupcakes and fill with the pudding (once it has been set). Now it’s time to make the frosting.The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

Step 3: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Buttercream Frosting

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!There are three words to describe this recipe: best frosting ever. This buttercream frosting is what makes the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes so awesome.

The recipe is based of this recipe I have used for white chocolate buttercream. This isn’t the first time I have used this buttercream base on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. I have used this buttercream recipe for my white chocolate strawberry buttercream and the base (minus the white chocolate) is my go to for all my cakes (including the DIY wedding cake I posted about last month).

I just realized I goofed and didn’t count how many cupcakes this made, I think it was 18. If memory serves me right, I used three 6-count muffin tins to bake the cupcakes. The frosting was enough and I had more than enough pudding.

After frosting top the cupcakes with mini peanut butter cups, mini Reeses Pieces or crushed up versions of the bigger ones.

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. Must try dessert recipe!

PMS Buster Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Batch of chocolate cupcakes For The Pudding
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread
  • 1/8 cup unsalted butter
  • 18 Chocolate Cupcakes
For The Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

Directions:

For The Pudding
  1. In a saucepan combine the first three ingredients, then add the milk and egg yolks. Bring it to a slight boil over medium heat. Whisk constantly, don't be like me and get distracted or you will have chunks of cooked egg! Once it starts bubbling add the Reese's Spread. Take it off the burner, whisk for a minute then add the butter. If you get cooked egg in your pudding, push it through a sieve to get the majority of the lumps out. Place saran wrap over the pudding and chill for three hours.
Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Once your chocolate cupcakes are cooled, spoon out the center of the cake (eat that cake) and then spoon the pudding into cupcakes.
For The Frosting In a high speed mixer cream together the butter and powdered sugar for roughly two minutes. Add the whipping cream and mix until fluffy (5-7 minutes). Add the Reese's Spread and whip until incorporated.
  1. Frost the cupcakes and enjoy!

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The PMS Buster - Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes with the world's best buttercream recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are a must try dessert recipe!

This post has been sponsored by Hershey’s Canada and I have been compensated for creating this wonderful creation. All opinions are my own.

15 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes (Stuffed & Frosted)”

  1. Yum! These cupcakes look absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. I’m also thinking of making cupcakes for my submission! Yours look super good!

  3. I am 100% making these the next chance I have!

  4. Wow, I really need these today! I’m saving this recipe for when I have a party though, or I’m afraid I would eat them all myself!

  5. omg, how dangerous, ok AWESOME, is this?! You are brilliant Randa, brilliant!!
    Serious *drooool* going on over here!

  6. These look so great! I love your step by step instructions! I think I could actually pull these off. I might make these for my next book club meeting!

  7. Ooooh yum!!! I love chocolate and peanut butter!!! And I’m planning a mom’s night next week… this could be the perfect party food for all of us! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. OMG!! This is so not good for my diet, but it looks to diet for!! I love the center filling and the extra buttercups on top!

  9. This looks delicious! I don’t know that the Chocolate Reese’s spread would survive long enough for me to make it though. Last time I bought a jar, my three kids kept sneaking spoonfuls out of the jar after school. I went to use it in a recipe and there was none left 🙂

  10. OMG these look so yummy. There is so much chocolate and that would be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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