One of the best things you can do for yourself is to sometimes take a few mintues and do something you enjoy. For me last week, it was making chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we feel there is no shame in loving a cupcake so much you want to marry them. I know, I know, you can’t marry food, but if it was legal, I’d so be marrying a peanut butter chocolate cupcake today. The key is that peanut butter frosting.
It’s kind of like this…cupcakes are always there for you. They’re not going to be late to the party, they’re not going to snidely mention your hips might be getting a little wide, and they definitely aren’t going to taste bad. Even the couple of times that I’ve made absolutely ugly cupcakes, they still tasted like a million dollars. So, see why marrying them might not be a bad idea? Right. LOL!
If you’re ready to make a fun chocolate covered peanut butter cupcake with peanut butter frosting, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Peanut butter and Chocolate Cupcakes
- Start with your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. If you’re anything like me, you definitely need a “no-fail” cupcake, so I always fall back on my Lazy Girl chocolate cupcakes. Done right every time–and they’re always so moist it’s sinful.
- Sure, you can make a cream cheese frosting if that’s what you have your heart set on. But the best, most light and fluffy frosting you can pipe with a decorating bag is this awesome homemade buttercream in this recipe, with confectioners sugar and all the yummy. Plus, it tastes just like the creamy filling of OREO cookies. Which is awesome.
- Always always always let your cupcakes cool to room temperature before you frost them because warm frosting is no fun. Particularly when you’re drizzling warm chocolate over it. You’re just asking for the frosting to just melt on you then. LOL!
How Do I Make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 5 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoon of heavy cream (more if needed)
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Bake your chocolate cupcakes as per the recipe directions.
- When the cupcakes are baked, remove them to wire rack to cool completely.
- Using a cupcake corer or a large decorating tip, create a well in the center of the cupcake but DO NOT DISCARD THE CENTERS.
- Place 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in the center of each cupcake, and then replace each cupcake center on top.
- Cream the butter in a mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the cream, and blend until fluffy again.
- Mix in the pinch of salt, half of the powdered sugar and finally the vanilla, blending between each ingredient.
- Add the rest of the powdered sugar, mixing together until well combined.
- If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more cream; alternately adding in additional powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin for you.
- Add the peanut butter and stir it in completely.
- Place frosting in a decorating bag, and swirl onto cupcakes.
- Place chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of each cupcake.
- Allow chocolate to set by letting the cupcakes rest on the counter for 10-15 minutes then enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 171mg Carbohydrates: 64g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 57g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
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