THE BEST Reese’s Lover Cupcakes

The Best Reese's Lover Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but whenever I want to make a special treat for my husband {who deserves lots and lots of them!}, I find myself always going for something… peanut butter. It is just his all-time favorite. And these Reese’s Lover Cupcakes sure hit the spot!

If you’ve never made Peanut Butter Buttercream, wow are you missing out on something incredible. Check out the recipe below! 

I started with my favorite ‘top-secret’ chocolate cake recipe. Then I piped a big swirl of creamy PB frosting on top, sprinkled with chopped reese’s, drizzled with ganache and topped with an adorable piped chocolate heart. Sounds complex, but it is really a quick, yet stunning dessert. 


For the delectable Peanut Butter Buttercream, you’ll start by creaming your margarine and shortening, then adding the PB and beating until thoroughly smooth and combined.

The Best Reese's Lover Cupcakes

Slowly beat in your powdered sugar. Then add some milk and vanilla extract and beat on high for a couple minutes to get it ‘whipped’ and light. 

I used the large Wilton cupcake tip that you can find here and piped a big swirl on top! I like to make my frosting mounds pretty tall for that wow factor. I mean, who isn’t drawn to a gorgeous cupcake that looks way too rich and delicious? 

Grab a bag of reese’s and chop them up to sprinkle on top of the frosting mound. Yum!!

The Best Reese's Lover Cupcakes

For the ganache drizzled over top, mix some chocolate chips and cream (I used some fat free half and half) and a tiny bit of butter, and melt in the microwave. I poured it into a sandwich bag and snipped a tiny corner off. You’ll want to make sure you cut the opening very small, so the chocolate doesn’t come pouring out and you area able to get a pretty drizzle. 

Now, at this step, your cupcakes should look pretty amazing, but if you want to put them over the top, pipe some cute hearts on wax paper or foil with melted chocolate chips. Once they harden, stick them in the top of the cupcake and Ta-Da! HOW AMAZING!!!


The Best Reese's Lover Cupcakes

The Best Reese's Lover Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream, Reese's, ganache drizzle and chocolate hearts.


  • Chocolate cupcakes, favorite recipe of choice
  • Reese's Minis
  • Chocolate chips, for heart toppers

Peanut Butter Buttercream

  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream, or less


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk or semi sweet
  • 2 Tbs cream
  • 1/2 Tbs margarine



  1. Beat margarine and shortening together until combined. Add peanut butter and beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Slowly beat in the 6 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla and milk, being careful to check the consistency of the frosting before adding all of the milk. You may need less than 1/4 cup.
  4. Beat on high for 4 minutes and until fluffy and whipped.


  1. Mix the chips, cream and marg and melt in microwave (about 1 minute). Stir until smooth.


  1. Bake your favorite chocolate cupcakes.
  2. Make peanut butter buttercream and pipe a large mound on each cupcake.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped Reese's.
  4. Make ganache and drizzle over the cupcakes.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and pour into a sandwich bag or frosting bag. Pipe a heart shape onto a piece of wax paper or foil. Allow to fully harden and stick one in the top of each cupcake.


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