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.


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). 

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