These were a huge hit with our families over vacation and were worth every decadent bite.
- 1 devil’s food cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (plus more for garnishing – I used 2 bags)
- 8 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 9-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Line with wax paper and coat paper.
In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides after 1 minute. Fold in 2 cups of the chopped peanut butter cups.
Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely.
Place chopped dark chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring cream just to a boil and then pour over chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts. Add peanut butter and whisk until smooth.
Spread frosting on each cupcake evenly with a spatula. Allow frosting to set for a minute and gently press remaining chopped peanut butter cup pieces all over each top. Place in refrigerator for about an hour to set. Remove and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Family Circle Magazine