Adult Peanut Butter & Jelly

Chocolate cake made with grape flavored vodka,
filled with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup & grape jelly,
topped with grape vodka/ jelly/ Reese’s buttercream…
 
Cupcakes– makes approx 28
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup grape flavored vodka (Pinnacle)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking SODA
1/2 teaspoon baking POWDER
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces (1 bag) semi sweet chocolate chips
28 Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, whisk granulated sugar and cocoa together
2. on the stove top, melt butter, allow it to turn golden brown, add sugar mixture and vodka, whisk until smooth
3. bring mixture to room temperature, whisk in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream, until well combined
4. whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together, then add it in to sugar/ sour cream mixture and beat for approx 2 minutes (or until smooth)
5. stir in chocolate chips
6. fill cupcake tins (with liners) 2/3 – 3/4 full, and place a (unwrapped) Reese’s in the middle, pressing down slightly
7. bake for 15-20 minutes (17 in my oven), or until a toothpick comes out clean
 
Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons Pinnacle Grape (flavored) Vodka
3 tablespoons grape jelly
12 mini Reese’s PB cups, chopped, melted
1. in a microwave safe bowl melt Reese’s, stirring between each 10 second interval, until smooth. allow to cool.
2. cream butter
3. add 2 cups powdered sugar, vodka, and jelly, beat until smooth
4. gradually add melted Reese’s and remaining powdered sugar, beat until smooth
 
 
posted 6/17, don’t forget to look at the matching post!