Amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

We use peanut butter filled chocolate Reese’s hearts to top theses beauties, but if peanut butter is an issue for you and your family, try the cute hearts that are puffed riced filled instead.

–– 1 C unsalted butter, softened to room temperature – 1/4 C cocoa powder – 3 C powdered sugar – 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 1 piping bag fitted with a medium star tip – Valentine’s Day Sprinkles – 1 bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts


Preheat your oven and prepare your cupcake pan In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Use a wire whisk to combine all ingredients.  Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.  Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until all is combined.

Pour the batter in the cupcake liners, filling each one 3/4 of the way full. Bake at 350°F for 22 minutes.

Frost cooled cupcakes.

Place an unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart in the center.

Sprinkle Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top to finish it off.