Thursday, August 29, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I have so many Reese's peanut butter cups left over so I figured I would use these on my peanut butter cupcakes. I love topping cupcakes with chocolates and candies. You can also top this cupcake with Reese's pieces or peanut butter m&m candy. I think most people love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and if that is you, this cupcake is the one. The cupcake so moist and the frosting is fluffy and delicious.


2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Line muffin/cupcake pans with liners
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix on low together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt just to combine.
3. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until combined
4. Stir in the boiling water slowly and mix until combined well. ( batter will be thin, that's okay)
5. Fill liners 2/3 full with the batter, I use a medium ice cream scoop
6. Bake cupcakes for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
7. Cool completely

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 ( 8 ounce) cream cheese, cold from the fridge
4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon heavy cream (or milk)

1. Beat the butter until creamy and smooth
2. Add the cream cheese, and continue to beat until smooth and fully combined with the butter
3. Add the peanut butter and beat until well combined
4. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth
5. Add the cream, and beat for 1 minute
6. Frost cooled cupcakes
7. Top with peanut butter cups, reese's pieces, peanut butter m&m's and enjoy!!!!

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