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Friday, 11 June 2010

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, love them or hate them?

I LOVE THEM :-) But appreciate they are a bit of a marmite kinda thing. However, my partner in crime and fellow Reese's addict Donna suggested a cupcake version today and, feeling inspired I just had to have a tinker and see if I could pull it off.

The peanut butter buttercream, was an instant success, I just mixed peanut butter (smooth) with vanilla buttercream 1:2 parts and it's amazing I could eat it by the spoonful.

For the cupcakes I thought it would warrant a really chocolately sponge quite dense and toothsome, so I went for the chocolate part of the Hummingbird's blackbottom cupcakes, which are made with oil rather than butter and are really dense.

I topped the buttercream swirls with crushed peanut m&ms (didn't have any reese's pieces this was a spur of the moment thing) and the other half with crushed cupcake mixture, both work well and I'm not sure which I prefer, might just have to mix them both together? The gorgeous little cupcake toppers I can't take credit for they were a lovely surprise from my friend Jayne which arrived in yesterday's post.

I wish the blog had a tasting application, but you'll have to take my word for it... they are pretty damn good. I think the cupcake mixture could do with being slightly sweeter (it's quite a dark chocolate effect) but the texture works really well with the peanut butter buttercream. They are definitely on the list for the summer fair on the 3rd July. Any other suggestions most appreciated so far I'm thinking:

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Strawberries and Cream

White Chocolate and Raspberry coulis

Melting Marshmallows

1 comment:

  1. claire, I would like to eat one NOW please??!!! They look amazing! xx