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  • Melissa Schares

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes {Recipe} Chocolate and peanut butter... a marriage made in heaven! I recently found some cute tiny sized Reese's peanut butter cups at the store and thought they would look perfect on cupcakes. I mean how could topping a cupcake with pieces of candy ever be a bad idea? I used my favorite Chocolate cupcake recipe and topped it with about the most delicious frosting ever! If you don't like chocolate and peanut butter together, I can't help you... but if you do, make sure you have a big glass of milk on hand and go make these! Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 24-27 standard sized cupcakes) 2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (best quality available) 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 (best quality available) 1 cup boiling water Directions- 1. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Heat oven to 350*F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute. 4. Stir in boiling water (the batter will be thin, don't worry, this is right). 5. Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. (I usually put the batter into a large measuring cup with a pour spout, and then pour the batter into the liners.) 6. Bake cupcakes for approximately 22-24 minutes. 7. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting. Peanut Butter Frosting 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup smooth peanut butter (chose a peanut butter with no added sugar) 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 4 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon heavy cream (or milk) Beat the butter until smooth. Add the cream cheese, and continue to beat until smooth and fully combined with the butter. Add the peanut butter and beat until well combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue to mix until the frosting is smooth. Add in the cream, and beat another 30 seconds. Frost cupcakes. Frosting Recipe by Glorious Treats Cupcakes Recipe Adapted from Hershey's Enjoy! You might also like: {Recipe} Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Chocolate S'mores Cupcakes {Recipe} LinkWithin Posted by Glory at 8:12 PM Labels: Chocolate, Cupcakes, Recipes Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook 63 comments: Mary Grace McNamara said... Oh man! Those look like killer cupcakes! I'm putting a bookmark on this page! MGM February 27, 2011 8:20 PM shannancy said... I made peanut buttercream topped brownie cupcakes for my boyfriend on valentine's day. I hate peanut butter, but apparently I'm really good at turning it into frosting. xD I made milk chocolate buttercream for myself. Best cupcakes evar... They were chocolatey and chewy like brownies, but with some clever recipe fiddling, they were also light and fluffy. Yay cupcakes! February 27, 2011 8:39 PM Lili said... OMG these look sooo good! February 27, 2011 8:46 PM Joy Adams said... Wow. I am most certainly hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My mouth started watering as I was reading the ingredients for the frosting. Thanks. February 27, 2011 8:49 PM Sweet Bella Roos said... MMMM the peanut butter frosting sounds yummy!! February 27, 2011 9:06 PM SweetSugarBelle said... absolutely stunning, Glory-Bee! February 27, 2011 9:16 PM sara marina said... MOST DELICIOUS LOOKING CUPCAKES EVER!! February 27, 2011 9:25 PM Sweet Craft Cakes said... I can not wait to try these!!!! February 27, 2011 10:41 PM Stacey said... Those look oh so very delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter really is the very best combination. February 27, 2011 11:53 PM Blog is the New Black said... I can't wait to make these! Fav combo ever! February 28, 2011 2:16 AM Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said... Definitely a flavour combination worth indulging in! These cupcakes look beautiful with that thick frosting.. February 28, 2011 3:22 AM Wendy Michels said... They look really delicious! February 28, 2011 3:54 AM naila said... hi GLORY , I want to try ur cream cheese frosting as i want to create the exact swirls like uv made. could u please tell me the brand of cream cheese u r using . is it philiadelphia? is it the spreadable version or the original one available as a block in a silver foil. coz i made a cream cheese frosting b4 but it wasnt as stiff. it turned out into a pasty texture. wudnt hold the shape fo the swirls. thanx a lot. this is the recipe i used: keep up the great work ur doing and keep giving us lovely recipes to try out. Naila February 28, 2011 5:09 AM Kenni said... If I give you my address, will you send these to my house? I'll even pay for shipping... please! February 28, 2011 6:07 AM Anonymous said... Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will be making these very soon. AL in Calif. February 28, 2011 8:43 AM Chele said... Yum, they look too good to eat though ;0) February 28, 2011 9:00 AM Cecilia said... YUM!I can hardly wait to try these! I hope you're feeling better! Love you! ~Cecilia February 28, 2011 9:59 AM Anonymous said... Glory, can I use cupcake recipe to bake a cake? How long will I need to bake it? Thank you, Tatyana February 28, 2011 10:03 AM beth said... Hello, man oh man, what a delightful surprise this would be to make for my family. Your gorgeous photography is enough to make anyone like me to run to my kitchen and start baking. :-) This certainly looks sooo yummiliciously delightful! I'm drooling. Can't wait to try the recipe in my kitchen. Have a sweet day and thanks, Glory! Beth February 28, 2011 10:26 AM Glory/ Glorious Treats said... Naila- I used 8oz. blocks of cream cheese. Don't use the kind in a tub, that is whipped, so it wont measure the same. Use the frosting recipe I have posted (look on my recipes page), and follow the directions and you should have no problems. Tatyana- Yes, you could make this into a cake as well. The baking time will vary based on the size cake pans you use. For two round 8 inch pans I would start with 25-30 minutes and check it. February 28, 2011 2:11 PM Lot-O-Choc said... Oh yum anything with chocolate & peanut butter in is always a winner in my books, i love the combination! February 28, 2011 2:19 PM Sheila said... These look fab!! I made very similar ones on Thursday (after eating a gazillion of those baby Reeses). February 28, 2011 2:47 PM Katie Yoon said... your cupcakes look so yummy! I love peanut butter! Thank you for the recipe! March 1, 2011 4:14 PM Sarah said... In your opinion, what is the best quality cocoa? I never know what to buy! March 2, 2011 2:54 PM Glory/ Glorious Treats said... Sarah- I usually use Ghiradelli brand cocoa and I really like it. In general, you could use price as a guide with chocolate, you usually get what you pay for. March 2, 2011 4:41 PM Grace said... Hello Glory, I'm just wondering why your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes is calling for 3 eggs and your Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes only requiring 2 eggs? Will that make a lot of difference? You are very talented. I love them all. Thank. March 2, 2011 9:28 PM Glory/ Glorious Treats said... Grace- Wow, you're good! I didn't think anyone would notice! I've been adding the extra egg and it keeps the cupcakes from falling apart as you're eating it. I think I'll add the change to my older post too. As for taste, there is no real difference. March 2, 2011 9:47 PM Grace said... Thank you again, Glory. I will try to make the cupcakes this weekend. Keep up the great work. March 3, 2011 7:54 AM Christina said... Sometimes a picture is all you need to lure one in; these look great March 3, 2011 9:56 AM Vanessa said... Made these last night - OMG so good - I got the best compliment from my husband EVER - in 15 years. March 4, 2011 7:34 AM adozeneggs said... Peanut butter buttercream is one of my favorite things in the world!! I didn't get here in time to Congratulate you on your one year anniversary, so Congratulations!! March 4, 2011 6:49 PM AliciaD said... These look fantastic! I'm going to make them soon! March 4, 2011 7:48 PM AliciaD said... These look fantastic! I can't wait to make them! March 4, 2011 7:49 PM Anonymous said... I made these cupcakes this morning.... DELICIOUS!!!!! March 5, 2011 12:36 PM Jill said... I made these this weekend and everyone from an 18 month old to my 65 year old father loved them. So easy to make!! My question is did you use a tip to decorate them?? I just use the tip holder without a tip but they weren't completely rounded like yours looks. Thanks for posting.... March 7, 2011 11:47 AM Wende said... Another great cupcake Glory! I shared these on my Must Try Tuesday this week... Thanks for the great recipes and tips! Wende March 8, 2011 7:54 AM Anonymous said... Made it this past weekend for a party and everyone loved it! I thought it was super yummy even though I don't like chocolate (I know, I know, pick your jaw up off the ground). Took leftovers to work and everyone loved it there too. Thanks for sharing! March 8, 2011 1:03 PM Linda G.N!! said... I LOVED IT !.. I have been following your blog for quite a while now and I just LOVE every recipe you post !!.. CONGRATULATIONS haha .. you're the best !! 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  • Dani Lovik

    I'm thinking boxed chocolate cake, but this PB frosting?? or anykind. just for the love of choc & peanutbutter! hahaha :)

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