Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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. Lisa

    So impressed with the pictures of ingredients with measurement amts - love that part of you site!

  2. Winnie

    These cupcakes are mouth-watering
    They look fabulous!

  3. sandi

    This icing looks so yummy! Must try soon.

  4. Mara

    I love the frosting recipe!! it was so delicious! I just added a little bit more powdered sugar. so good!

  5. Alexandria

    These cupcakes were a hit thanks !

  6. Lauren

    Not sure what I did wrong with the icing, but it was so think it seemed like it was JUST peanutbutter!

  7. Jocelyn

    I was just wondering if I mix this icing by hand if I will still come out properly as I do not have an electro mixer.

  8. 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!

  9. Ford

    These look AMAZING! I was wondering what tip you used for the frosting?

  10. Wendi

    Best icing ever. It's my go to when I have to make something for any school or social event.

  11. 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!

  12. Kayla

    Do you mean a different measurement of butter? A stick of butter is 10 oz.

  13. Lois Reimer

    Thanks for the recipe! I just made the icing for a batch of cake mix cupcakes :D

  14. janice

    The directions forget to add the vanilla. If you don't gather all ingredients ahead of time you may forget to add it.