Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Your Cup of Cake

The Story: I got an adorable email last month from a girl asking for a recipe she can use to make cupcakes for her boyfriend. Of course, I obliged. But I had to think about it… what kind of cupcakes do the men want for Valentine’s Day? Nothing covered in pink and red. Probably nothing fruity-tootie. So I decided to stick with the classic peanut butter and chocolate combo. This cupcake is so simple and decadent, no girlfriend has any excuse not to make these for her bf for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Yield: 24 Cupcakes

1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
Peanut Butter Ganache:
1/3 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Buttercream:
1/4 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar, roughly
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 24 cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl with cinnamon.
3. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla extract and sour cream. Don't over mix.
4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
5. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Ganache: Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips and stir until smooth. (You can do it over the stove top or use a microwave.)
7. Once cupcakes have cooled, dip the tops into the ganache and let set before frosting.
8. Buttercream: Beat butter, cream cheese and peanut butter for 4 minutes. Scrape the bowl as needed. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat. If your buttercream is too thin, continue to add more powdered sugar.
9. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with peanut butter chocolate hearts or any candy you have.

Thank you Lizzy for another great job here.

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