Friday, June 22, 2012

Guest Post by the Incredible Melissa from Cooking with Mel

One of the best things about going on vacation is that I get to have some of my great friends share a recipe from them with all of my readers.  Mel knows me well, I love chocolate and peanut butter anything and this dessert is sure to hit a home run with your family.

Thank you so much Melissa for taking time to share this recipe with us today.

Without further ado, here is Melissa (isn't she just the cutest!  Nick is looking sharp too.)

Can I just start off by telling everybody how much I adore Sherron? She was one of the first food bloggers I bumped into during the infancy of my website and cooking adventure. I could not have asked for a friendlier or more genuine person to know and I am so excited she has asked me to be a guest on her website while she is enjoying time with her family.

With that being said, let me introduce myself:  My name is Melissa and I am a 20 something food blogger from Northern Virginia and the creative genius behind Cooking with Mel. I started my website to chronicle my pilgrimage toward cooking perfection.  It has been quite the journey and I learn something new all of the time! When I am not busy in the kitchen, you can find me playing with my two Yorkshire Terriers – Pippy and Sophie – or debating the politics of the world with my Veteran boyfriend, Nick.

I love experimenting in the kitchen and the recipe I have for you today is my newest favorite! Take a look at these delicious Reese’s Puffs Cupcakes. ::drool:: They will be perfect for any gathering you are invited to this summer!

Nutritional Information
Servings: 24
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Calories: 323.8
Fat: 18.7 g
Carbohydrates: 34.8 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Points+: 9


1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
½ cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
¾ cup sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache:
½ cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanut butter, smooth

Peanut Butter Buttercream:
¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter, smooth
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups Reese’s Puffs Cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line pans with cupcake liners. Then spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray
In a small bowl, sift cake mix and set aside
In a large bowl, gently whisk eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract
Add cake mix to wet ingredients and stir
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
Ganache: Melt chocolate and peanut butter together and stir until smooth. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcake into the ganache and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes
Buttercream: Beat butter and peanut butter. Add powered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add vanilla extract {Add 1 tablespoon milk if your buttercream is too thick}
Pipe buttercream onto ganache-covered cupcake and roll in Reese’s Puffs cereal

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring this recipe on your website!! You rock my little foodie socks!!! <3


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