Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Filling and Peanut Butter Frosting

Once upon a time, Reeses made a limited edition peanut butter cup with marshmallow in it.  The packae looked liked this:

Although they were widely panned by candy critics I loved them and have been thinking about how to replicate with flavor in some sort of baked good.  In the past I thought brownies were the answer and tried to concoct some sort of marshmallow and peanut butter brownie.  They were a fantastic failure, so back to the drawing board I went.

It hit me last week... cupcakes... cupcakes were the way to go, so last night I got to baking.  First I made devil's food cupcakes.  I made mine from this recipe from King Arthur Flour, but I think a cake mix would work fine too.  Then I cut a little cone out of the middle of the cupcake and piped in some good old fashioned marshmallow Fluff.

Once the cupcakes were filled with fluff I put the little piece of cake back in the cupcake so that they looked as if nothing had happened to them.  The I made peanut butter frosting using this recipe, and piped in on to the top if the cupcake in a decorative pattern.

The result?  These babies... and sore hands from all that piping!


Lisa said...

Sounds delicious and the pictures make them look delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm, where's mine?????

Lisa said...

Ok, seriously devilish!!! That is my favorite combination. I am seriously going to have to try it out, but not looking forward to the piping. Is making the peanut butter frosting the only way to go?

Love it!

Maybe you should send Reese's an email suggestion. Have you tried their new mini's? They are fantastic.Can you imagine those with a marshmallow covering?

Molly said...

I think that next time I may try reversing it to save my hands from the hard piping. put a Reeses PB cup in the middle of the cupcake and then make a marshmallow icing for the top.