Since you’ve probably already given up on your new years weight loss resolution, here’s a recipe to a rich chocolate cupcake with a Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle, topped with creamy peanut butter icing. If you haven’t given up on your resolution yet, make these anyway.
First, cream a stick of butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Add two eggs (room temperature) and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the butter mixture.
Combine 1/2 a cup of buttermilk with 1/2 a cup of cooled coffee (can be decaf). If you do not have buttermilk, add 1/2 a tablespoon to whole milk and let curdle.
Alternate adding the milk mixture and the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined. Do not over mix. Fill 24 cupcake holders with a scoop of the batter. Add mini Reeses cup then top with another scoop of the batter. Bake for 18 minutes at 350.
Let cool completely and top with your favorite buttercream recipe with 1/2 a cup of peanut butter added to it.