Harvest Cupcakes

24 servings
35 min

If you are planning a gathering, why not try bringing these Harvest cupcakes. Harvest time always makes me think of leaves changing on the hills. This time of year also makes me think of pumpkins, corn stalks, and sadly rain. These cupcakes are even perfect for Thanksgiving.

Harvest Festival originally was celebrated at the beginning of the Harvest season on 1 August. It was called Lammas, meaning 'loaf Mass.' Farmers made loaves of bread from the new crop of wheat. They then gave them to their local parish. They were then used for Communion bread during a special mass giving thanks to God for the wonderful harvest. This custom ended when Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church. These days, we have harvest festivals at the end of the season.

Recipe details
  • 24  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 - 8oz package of Sweet Tooth Fairy Forever Fall Sprinkle Mix (Found at Michaels)
  • 12 reese peanut butter cups, cut in half
  • 1 medium ice cream scooper
  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip

Cupcake Ingredients:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with liners
Using a hand mixer, beat the cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs until combined
Fill the cupcake liners about full
Place into the oven and bake for 21 minutes
Allow cooling completely on the counter
Peanut Butter Frosting:
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract until combined, smooth and fluffy.
Scoop 1 C of the frosting into the piping bag and set aside.
Pour the sprinkles into a bowl.
Using the ice cream scooper, scoop frosting onto the cupcake and smooth lightly into a thick disk.
Coat the frosting in the sprinkles
Pipe a dollop of frosting in the center of the frosting mound.
Place a Reese cup on top of the dollop
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