Awhile back E mentioned that I should use Nutter Butter cookies in a brownie, cupcake or cookie and I looked for the cookies at the store and couldn't find them and I sort of forgot about the challenge of a Nutter Butter desssert until I took G with me to the grocery store. He was looking at some cookies on the bottom shelf and as I was seeing what he was pointing at, I noticed a package of Nutter Butters! I was so happy and tossed them in the basket.
I decided to make cupcakes with the Nutter Butters and adapted the Oreo cake receipe that I used for G's 7th birthday.
Nutter Butter Stuffed Cupcake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
1 box of yellow cake mix with pudding
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
18 crushed Nutter Butters
Additional Nutter Butter cookies to stuff cupcakes with (1/4 of each cookie per cupcake)
Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/4 cup of confection sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 teaspoons of milk, or as needed
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Mix cake mix, eggs, water & oil together. Fold in crushed Nutter Butters.
Fill cupcake liners 1/4 of the way and put a 1/4 piece of a Nutter Butter on top of batter, pour more batter to cover the cookie piece.
Bake 15-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and tops are browned.
While cupcakes are cooling make the frosting.
Mix softened butter & peanut butter until smooth. Add in vanilla and 1 cup of sugar, once mixed add in the rest of the sugar and milk. Mix until the desired consistency.
Once cupcakes are cool, frost with PB Buttercream Frosting.