Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut …

Hi! My name is Lisa and I am The Bearfoot Baker. I am so happy to be here today sharing a recipe I made. I have a friend named Anna who shared some cupcakes with me last year and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. They were so good I decided to try to make my own version. What makes them so unforgettable is the Peanut Butter Frosting with a Reese’s Cup on top! We all know everything is better with a cherry on top so it has to be even better with a Reese’s Cup on top, right? YES! It is much better with a Reese’s Cup on top! Trust me:)

You won’t believe how easy it is!

My aunt Trudy taught me homemade frosting is great on a box cake mix. I make cakes from scratch all the time, but for these cupcakes, a box mix will work just fine and save you some time.

First, make the cake following the directions on the back of the box. While they are baking, you can prepare your frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting with a Reese’s Cup on Top


1 Cup Peanut Butter

2 ounces (half a stick) of unsalted butter

4 cups Powdered Sugar

1/2 cup Milk

1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

For the frosting, gather all your ingredients.

Next, mix the butter and peanut butter together.

Then, mix half the milk and half the powder sugar. Mix until well combined. Repeat using the remaining milk and powdered sugar.

Next, pipe your icing on top of your cooled cupcake.

Cut a few Reese’s Cups to make the cupcakes even more delicious!

You are all done! I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. It is one of our new favorites.

Happy Creating,


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  1. Brooke

    Does the frosting need to be refrigerated? I would assume so because of the milk… I am making it now for a cake but don’t have enough room to fit the cake in my fridge!

  2. Laura

    Best and easiest peanut butter icing I’ve ever made! Peanut butter icing is my favorite and this will be my new go-to recipe because it’s perfect!