These were for my friend Alex’s demo speech in public speaking titled “how to make cupcakes” As you all know by now, peanut butter is my kryptonite so I couldn’t resist helping with the task. I liked the use of Reese’s peanut butter instead of regular. I also have never used shortening so I now feel more open to it. These were fantastic. Hope you get an A on your speech Alex!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup Reeses Peanut Butter
1 and 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 3/4 cup flour
1 and 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of milk
1 can of vanilla or chocolate frosting
1 bag of mini Reese’s cups
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line a cupcake pan
-In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, Reese’s Peanut butter, and brown sugar together
-Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; Add vanilla
-In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt
-Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk
-Fill cupcake tins 3/4 with batter
-Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
-When cupcakes are still warm, press a mini Reese’s cup into the center.
-When fully cooled, frost and garnish with more Mini Reese’s cups.