Chocolate cupcakes are completely divine but when you add one of our surprise treats inside it makes them over the top. This cupcake will be a real hit with your friends and family when they bite in and find themselves biting into a Reese’s peanut butter cup. We also have another special surprise by showing you how to make cupcakes GLOW!

Makes: 20 cupcakes

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes



1 1/3 cups Flour

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/8 tsp Salt

3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 1/2 cups Sugar

3 tbsp Butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 cup Milk

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

20 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, miniature 


3 cups Powdered Sugar

3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/2 cup Butter, softened

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

4-6 tbsp Milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder; set aside. In another large bowl start by mixing together the sugar and butter, then add in the eggs (one at a time) and mix until a pale yellow. The slowly alternate adding the dry ingredients then the milk into the egg and sugar mixture until all the dried ingredients have been incorporated along with the milk. 

Line the cupcake tins with cupcake liners and fill 1/4 of the way up with the chocolate batter, place 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup over top. Finish filling the liner 3/4 to the top with the batter. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up. Place in the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Take cupcakes out of the oven and cool on countertop before frosting. 

Right before ready to frost combine the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and butter into a large bowl. Slowly add in the milk (1 tbsp at a time) until it has a smooth consistency. (Be sure it is not runny and if so add in some more powdered sugar.) Frost the cupcakes and enjoy the nice surprise inside.

1 cup Tonic Water

2 tbsp Green Jello

In a bowl combine the tonic water and green jello, allow to sit for 5 minutes. Dip cupcakes into mixture upside down and then bring out of mixture. Be sure to use cupcakes that have been frosted with white frosting. Enjoy the glow in the dark affect with a backlight!
*Green jello works the best!

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