6 Reese A-Layering Chocolate Cupcakes

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 6 Reese a-Layering. Chocolate and peanut butter is a much better way to a girls heart than geese. 6 cupcakes layered with Reeses Pieces in a sour cream chocolate icing on a peanut butter cupcake... This guy is a winner.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Makes 24

 ½ cup butter

1/3 cup peanut butter

1 ½ cups sugar

½ teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk or sour milk


1) Cream butter and peanut butter then add sugar. Beat until light brown.

2) Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined.

3) Add the flour, soda baking powder and salt into the bowl with the creamed butter mixture and mix on low until the dry ingredients are just barely combined.

4) Add buttermilk and beat until a batter forms.

5) Spoon into a 24 cupcake pan and fill cavities 2/3 full.

6) Bake for 22 minutes at 350 F on the center rack of your oven.

Chocolate Sour Cream Icing from the cookbook Icing Only

1 cup dark chocolate wafers
1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1) In a small bowl melt chocolate chips in the microwave. (Approximately 1 minute on defrost then for 10 seconds as many times as it needs to melt.) Set aside.

2) In a medium bowl blend sour cream, salt, icing sugar and vanilla. Add melted chocolate slowly and beat until well blended.

Note: This is a simple, great tasting icing and makes 2 cups of icing. It would be good on any chocolate or marble cake and is great for piping.

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