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Peanut Butter Filled Buckeye Cupcakes recipe

Peanut Butter Filled Buckeye Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Filled with a light, creamy peanut butter filling and topped with a buckeye candy, these Peanut Butter Filled Buckeye Cupcakes are a show stopper!

Ingredients
  

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix 15.25 oz
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 24 peanut butter buckeyes store bought or homemade, optional
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of your mixer combine cake mix, eggs, butter, and milk. Beat 2 minutes until smooth. Fill 24 cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter and bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool. Set aside.
  • 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine ingredients for peanut butter filling until smooth and creamy. Place filling into a pastry bag if using. Set aside.
  • 3. Using a small paring knife, cut out the centers of cupcakes. Alternately, insert and twist the wide end of a large metal piping tip to remove centers. 
  • 4. Fill the cupcakes with the peanut butter filling. Set aside.
  • 5. Prepare the chocolate frosting by combining butter and cocoa. Slowly add powdered sugar then cream and vanilla. Use more or less cream as needed to meet desired consistency.
  • 6. Frost filled cupcakes then top with buckeye candy if desired.