Reese’s Cupcakes



If you like Reese’s you’re not going to want to miss out on this cupcake! With these you get a delicious chocolate cupcake that’s baked with a Reese’s in the batter, then it’s topped with a fluffy and decadent peanut butter buttercream frosting and of course it’s finished with more Reese’s. Chocolate and peanut butter were meant to be together and thank you Reese’s for proving that :). My husband labeled these as “to die for!” and it’s a term I’m quite certain I’ve never heard him use before. My kids also loved these and they had so much fun making them with me.

Reese's Cupcakes - chocolate cupcakes stuffed with Reese's, topped with peanut butter buttercream frosting and finished with chopped Reese's

Today, I am excited to be a part of a Hershey’s sponsored blog party that includes so many talented bloggers.Christmas-Baking-Collage These cupcakes are perfect for the holidays because how many people do you know that don’t love Reese’s? They are basically a guaranteed hit. While everyone else is bringing the traditional holiday treats to the party, if you show up with something not so traditional like these, people are going to flock to them. These are love at first bite, once you take yours you’ll see what I mean. They may just become a new holiday tradition. And if your like my family, you’ll find Reese’s in your Christmas stocking every single year, save some of those Reese’s for these, you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!
Reese's Cupcakes - chocolate cupcakes stuffed with Reese's, topped with peanut butter buttercream frosting and finished with chopped Reese's


Reese’s Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 12 Snack Size Reese's , 6 chopped into halves and 6 chopped into small pieces (not minis)

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds. To dry mixture add in vegetable oil, milk, egg and vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour in hot water and stir until well combined. Add in sour cream and mix until combined. Fill each paper lined muffin cup with 2 Tbsp of batter, then top with half of a Reese's (in the center) then divide remaining batter over cupcakes (about 2 Tbsp per each) and bake in preheated oven for 16 – 19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean (or with a few moist crumbs). Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes in muffin pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool frost with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting, chop remaining Reese's and top cupcakes with chopped Reese's. Store in an airtight container.
  2. For the Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting:
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter and peanut butter on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 6 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Blend in vanilla, sour cream and powdered sugar and slowly add cream to reach desired consistency (taste and you may want to add a pinch of salt depending on how salty your peanut butter is), then whip mixture on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 - 6 minutes.
  4. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


  • Rachel @ Bakerita: Reese’s are my favorite, and this looks like a wonderful execution of converting them to cupcakes :) yum!! December 2, 2013 at 5:14pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These look sooooo good! Yum! December 2, 2013 at 3:16pm Reply

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life: What an absolutely gorgeous cupcake! Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven for sure!!! Love these! December 2, 2013 at 2:15pm Reply

  • Ashley | CenterCutCook: You are so right- Reese’s are ALWAYS a hit! Beautiful photography too! :) December 2, 2013 at 1:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Ashley :)! December 2, 2013 at 1:23pm Reply

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets: These are almost too pretty to eat. But since I’m sure they taste amazing, I’d totally dive in, frosting first!! December 2, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Aimee! December 2, 2013 at 1:23pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: These are gorgeous! December 2, 2013 at 8:37am Reply

  • Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness: So, about these cupcakes – these are the most perfect looking cupcakes I have ever seen in my life! Plus, they are Reeses, and I am alll over (way too over) Reeses peanut butter cupcakes! I want these right now. For breakfast. December 2, 2013 at 5:23am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Omg you outdid yourself! They’re gorgeous, Jaclyn! You make the most beautiful cupcakes. And with Reese’s, these are stealing my heart :) pinned December 2, 2013 at 3:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re always too nice Averie :)! Thanks! December 2, 2013 at 8:37am Reply

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