Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes That Will Make Your Life Worth Living

It's been a leisurely Saturday morning.

I got up early, ate breakfast, drank coffee, and I'm almost finished reading my latest book.

Otis is snoring in my lap. Life doesn't get much better than that. :-)

(Otis loves our new faux fur blanket.)

I've been meaning to post this cupcake recipe for a while now. I've already made them twice this month. They are so good and incredibly easy.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 box of chocolate cake mix (do not follow the directions on the box)*
1 cup of mayonnaise*
1 cup water
3 eggs

Combine all the ingredients above  in a bowl and mix for approx 3 minutes.
Fill cupcake liner about 2/3 full and put 1 Reese's Miniature in the middle (just sit it on top of the batter).
Bake for 18 minutes.

Frosting:

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)-- softened
1 cups of creamy peanut butter
2 cups of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk (can add more to make preferred frosting texture)
*I used Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake mix and Hellman's Real Mayonnaise.

I like the recipe because the Reese's does not really melt, so when you bite into the cupcake, there is a Reese's inside. I also decorated mine with a half of a Reese's miniature on the top of the frosted cupcake (as you can see in the pictures below). 

Enjoy! 
(Recipe courtesy my mom's coworker. Not sure where my mom's coworker got this recipe.)










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