In the kitchen with Lori Lesley

Lori Lesley
These pretty cupcakes are perfect for class parties or an afternoon snack.

There is nothing better than a chocolate cupcake! I got this recipe from a wonderful friend who loves all things chocolate. 

These were always a staple at her home. This one is extra special because it has a peanut butter buttercream frosting and a Reese's candy on top. Great for school parties or afternoon snack. 

Enjoy!

1 1/3 cups of all- purpose flour

1/4 t. baking soda

2 t. baking powder

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

pinch of salt

3 Tbsp. of butter, softened

1 1/2 cups of sugar

2 eggs

3/4 t. vanilla

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with liners. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well.  Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool and frost.

Peanut Butter Cream Frosting

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

1 stick of butter, softened

3-4 cups of confectioners sugar

Cream butter and peanut butter. Add confectioners sugar.  If too thick in texture add a teaspoon of milk.

Cut a Reese' peanut butter cup in half and place on top in frosting.

Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough. She can be reached at lori.lesley@gmail.com.