AKA Dark Chocolate cupcakes with Reese’s Centers, topped with white chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting (plus another Reeses)!
Yield: 12 cupcakes | Oven Temp: 350 deg F
Dark Chocolate with Reeses Cup originally from Baker’s Royale
What you need:
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
- 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- chopped ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 bag of Reese’s peanut butter cup miniatures!
- Preheat the oven
- Set the butter, bittersweet chocolate to melt in a double boiler. After melted and mixed, add the cocoa powder and mix. Take off the heat and let that cool!
- In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add the chocolate mixture – then add the flour mixture in segments. After fully mixed, add the sour cream
- Fill your cupcake cups, and place a peanut butter cup as far into your batter as possible. Take a spoon and cover up the PB cup with the batter so it bakes over it!
- Pop in the oven for 18-20 minutes!
For the Ganache:
Bakerhi note: So, I treated this like a glaze… and it looked really unfortunate on its own. It was really runny and sticky, so I think if you use this as a drizzle or a filler instead, that would be better. This also doesn’t add a huge amount of taste to the cake, considering the rest of the flavors are really powerful.
But! Here’s how to make it anyway:
- Melt together one 11oz bag of white chocolate chips and ¾ of a cup of heavy cream, let cool.
For the frosting:
- ½ stick (4oz) unsalted butter
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ tbsp milk (as needed)
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
Instructions: Mix it up! It helps to blend the butter/peanut butter first, but if you don’t that’s okay. Then, frost your cakes and eat and be amazed at how everything tastes fantastic!
I made these for one of my coworkers for his birthday, which is today! He will get them tomorrow, along with everyone else at work.
Happy Birthday John!