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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter's Best Cupcake

Spring has finally Sprung!
You know how I know this?
If you're here for Sweet & Simple Sunday,
here's the link,
but believe me, you're gonna wanna read this post!

The birds are singing. The bees are buzzing. The sun is shining.

The weeds are growing.

And last but not least, these have infiltrated every single store I enter!

I love these. These are the death of me. I have a confession. I could consume an entire bag of these myself. And YES, I have tried. I'm not proud of that, but the first step is admitting you have a problem right? I try to trick myself by buying the individually wrapped ones so that my brain thinks that it's less calories. Yeah, right? Again, not when you consume the entire bag.

I have been known to take care of Wal-Mart's overstock of
Peanut Butter Eggs.
 I'm convinced it's a conspiracy. They know that I can't resist
Peanut Butter Eggs at 80% off.
At one point I was in fact a member of the
Peanut Butter Eggs Anonymous support group. 
(Hi, I'm Kim and I'm addicted to Peanut Butter Eggs. Hi Kim.)

So what could be any better than these wonderful creations?  Um I know! Put them in a Cupcake!!
OH YEAH!! Why hadn't I thought of this before now!!

Let me back up a bit before I treat your eyes to the beautful creation that is,
The Peanut Butter Egg Cupcake!

I came across earlier this week two things. The first was this link party

I knew I had to get involved. So the next question was, what was I going to make?
Then I came across these at Cupcake Project
Now, I have to reiturate just how much I enjoy Stephanie's posts. She has taught me alot about cupcakes, but I think I missed something on this project, these are how my eggs turned out

Yeah, aren't they beautiful.
So now what to do for the link party. I can't possibly post these!
 Then it hit me, as I was standing there eating, well, you know, Peanut Butter Eggs.
(Yes, I said EggS! Don't tell me you've never been there!)

Behold, the Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cupcake!!

Oh, and there's one inside too!

So what do you think?
I think, HEAVEN! I think, I'm in LOVE!
I think, this cupcake has totally blown my healthy eating plan!

A Chocolate Cupcake, with a Peanut Butter Egg baked in,
topped with Peanut Butter Buttercream and a
Reese's Peanut Butter Egg

What could be better than that?

Chocolate Cupcakes

4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 box chocolate pudding mix
1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
3/4 cup Guinness Beer, room temperature
24 mini Reese's PB Eggs-FROZEN

In a mixing bowl combine eggs and sour cream until well combined. Add in pudding mix and melted butter. Alternatly add cake mix and beer until well combined. Do not overmix, and make sure everything is at room temperature so the butter doesn't sieze up.

Line cupcake tins with 24 liners. Place about 1 Tablespoon of batter in each cup. Place a PB Egg in each cup and then top with enough batter to fill cups about 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cups bounce back when tapped. Remove to cooling rack, let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Buttercream

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

In a mixing bowl combine butter and shortening. Add in vanilla. Being mixing in powdered sugar slowly. Add in milk as needed. Mix in peanut butter. Again, add in a bit more milk if necessary to make to piping consitancy. Frost cupcakes.

So now that you are craving not only chocolate cupcakes, but Peanut Butter Eggs, go get some! And bake up some of these lovlies!!

Peace. Love. Cupcakes.

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  1. This post cracked me up!!! I LOVE how your eggs turned out. :) It makes me feel better that not everything of yours turns out beautifully the first try ;) Those peanut butter egg cupcakes look wonderful!!

  2. Oh, snap. You put one inside and out. I love you! I, too, could be in your group. My name's Dorothy and I, too, am a Reese's-aholic.

  3. Oh!!!!! Those cupcakes are a beautiful, beautiful thing!!! My problem isn't the eggs, its the KING size Reese's peanut butter cups. Not the three in a package kind, but the ginormous cups! oh my goodness they're addictive...

  4. Oh my! I am exactly the same when it comes to those wonderful little peanut butter cups! I gave them up for lent so I must make these for Easter! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  5. Oh I love PB cups! I will have to give this recipe a try.

    Mrs. Delightful

  6. I now need to go to the store and buy some peanut butter eggs, but really - I don't mind...not at all :) These look so yummy!! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. Oh honey. You're not alone. Why do you think I have a pin board devoted solely to peanu butter and chocolate?! Which is straight where this is going! And I'm sharing this on FB. Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday

  8. Those look so so so yummy! I want some now! I would love for you to stop by and link those up! I may have to try some of those for Easter! It's my favorite holiday! I am a new follower and excited to explore all of your fun adventures!

    1. Thanks! Just linked up! Feel free to stop by Sweet & Simple Sunday and link something up here too! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. WOW, those look amazing! They are so so pretty!

  10. oh god, I could so live off of those, so far this year I have not gotten one yet. Notice I said yet.

  11. Those cupcakes look delicious!! I can't wait to make them. I would love for you to share this at my link party

  12. There is nothing better than that cupcake!!!! I too am a reese pb addict...can I join your group:-) Now I won't be able to resist buying 2 or 10 bags of those eggs!!!

  13. If my husband saw this he would die. I know what I'm going to secretly make for his lunch this week!

  14. These look amazing!!!! I absolutely love Reese's peanut butter eggs! And your peanut butter buttercream sounds DELICIOUS!!! Yum!!!

  15. These look so good, and so fun too! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  16. Yummy and so cute for Easter. I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

  17. Great project for Easter for the kids. Very creative

  18. I love peanut butter eggs too! The cupcakes look yummy. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  19. Ummm...yeah. I'll take a dozen please! I love when people share their kitchen flubs. We all have them and it reminds the readers you're human too. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits.

  20. Kim,
    I loved this post! you are so funny! Thanks for sharing your peanut butter egg cupcake recipe!