If you like chocolate and peanut butter, get ready for a dream come true. Double Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes topped with melted chocolate and candies! These are perfect for any occasion but fabulous for Halloween! You don’t have to feel stressed about making super cute Skeleton Cupcakes or Frankenstein Cupcakes. Your treats don’t have to scream Halloween, simply using some Halloween colors will do the trick! Reese’s Pieces are a perfect fit for this spooky holiday and who doesn’t love the chocolate and peanut butter combination?
I drizzled a little ganache on top of my cupcakes but you can use melted chocolate or none at all! (Ganache, melt 1/2 C. chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp. whipping creme together) I added it to give them a little more glamour and to bring out the Halloween colors of the candies!
Are you drooling yet? I tasted the frosting and it tasted exactly like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! I used a scratch recipe for these but you cane always use one of my cake mix recipes if you prefer, like the one for these Easy Frankenstein Cupcakes!
I made some cupcakes similar to these last year with a regular peanut butter frosting and they were delicious, so I knew I wanted to make a little more Halloweeny version this time around.
Enjoy! And thanks so much for sharing, pinning, liking, following and reading! It’s because of YOU that I get to bake so much every week and bring you new and fabulous recipes!
Double Chocolate Reese's Pieces Cupcakes
- CHOCOLATE CAKE:
- 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
- 1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 eggs at room temp
- 1 C. sugar
- 1 C. brown sugar packed
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1 C. buttermilk or milk
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 C. Reese's Pieces
- CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
- 3/4 C. butter softened
- 1/2 C. peanut butter. creamy
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 3-4 C. powered sugar
- REESE'S PIECES AND MELTED CHOCOLATE FOR DECORATION
1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners, I used orange to really bring out the Reese's Pieces theme!
2. In a medium bowl, combine cocoa flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
4. Pour half the dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir again. Don't over mix. Stir in Reese's Pieces.
5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
6. Frosting: Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, milk, and 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat well. Continue to add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk of needed.
7. Frost cooled cupcakes and top with melted chocolate or ganache and Reese's Pieces!