Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Moist chocolate cupcakes with a creamy peanut butter frosting, these Reese's cupcakes are an all-around crowd pleaser!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cupcakes, chocolate peanut butter desserts, reeses desserts
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 433 kcal


For the Cupcakes:

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting:


  • chocolate sauce
  • mini Reese's peanut butter cups
  • Reese's pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Mix in egg, vanilla, milk, and vegetable oil until combined. Whisk in boiling water until smooth and incorporated.
  3. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops spring back.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before cooling completely on wire rack prior to adding frosting.
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting: In a bowl using a stand mixer or your hand mixer, cream butter on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla and beat until combined. Then slowly mix in powdered sugar on low speed until mixture comes together. Add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until light and fluffy or desired consistency is reached. Beat on medium for one minute until fluffy.
  6. Fill a pastry bag with frosting and pipe onto cupcakes. Top with Reese's pieces, mini Reese's peanut butter cup, and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 243mg10%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.