Friday, September 9, 2011

Chocalate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Do you love chocolate and peanut butter? If so...these cupcakes are amazing and I can almost guarantee that you will love this "sweet treat"! I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew that I needed to try them out ASAP. Of course when my sisters birthday came around, I jumped on the chance to make them. I love being able to use a packaged cake mix and doctor it to make it better. I was rushed to make the cupcakes that I didn't have a chance to take my step by step tutorials. I also hope I can start making more time to share all of my craft adventures :)

1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 (3.4 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Reese’s Miniatures peanut butter cups, frozen (you will need one for each cupcake)

Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 lbs powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp milk (I used Almond Milk because that is what I had on hand but you can use regular milk too)
Reese's peanut butter cups miniatures


Fresh out of the oven :)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
2. Mix all ingredients except for peanut butter cups until well mixed.
3. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons batter in the cupcakes liners Place a frozen peanut butter cup in the batter.
4. Bake for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 
5. Allow to cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.  

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
1. Mix butter and peanut butter in a stand mixer.
2. Add the powdered sugar carefully (in small amounts) until well mixed. 
3. Add the milk and vanilla. Be sure that all of the frosting is being mixed. Keep mixing for 5 to 7 minutes until desired frosting consistency. 
4. Use a round tip or star tip in a decorator bag to pip frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a mini peanut butter cup. 

Enjoy :)

    No comments:

    Post a Comment