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Close up photo of a peanut butter chocolate cupcake with mini Reese's pieces in the center falling out onto a blue surface.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are moist dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a surprise and topped with silky peanut butter buttercream!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 225kcal





  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine all of the cupcake ingredients, making sure to scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Add a scant ¼ cup of batter to each liner so they’re about ¾ full.
  • Reduce heat to 350°F and bake the cupcakes for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Let the cupcakes sit in the pan for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • Use a cupcake corer to core the cupcakes, fill the holes with mini Reese's Pieces.


  • While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the Peanut Butter Frosting as indicated in the recipe instructions.
  • Pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a Reese's cup.
  • For added wow, Use a small frosting tip to frost the Reese's cup!


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.1mg