Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I am being featured today on "Or so she says...". I did a simple apron tutorial. Go check it out! 

Peanut butter overload. That's it plain and simple. For someone that loves peanut butter this is the perfect amount of deliciousness. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Recipe Source: Cupcake -, Filling & Frosting -

1 Devils Food Cake Mix
3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup of Water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in the microwave. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix batter on low for 1 minute, then on high for 1 minute.
2. Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

Chocolate Ganache 
3/4 cup Semisweet Chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup Bittersweet Chocolate, finely chpped
1/2 cup Heavy Cream

Bring whipping cream to boil over high heat. Pour boiling cream over chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate melted. If your ganache is too thick to spread add more cream.

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
5 Tablespoons unsalted Butter, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Heavy Cream

Combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the cream and beat on high until mixture is light and fluffy.

Assembling the cupcakes
1. Using the cone method, remove some of the cupcake and set aside. 

2. Drop one mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cup into the hole of the cupcake. Spoon some ganache in the hole.

3. Replace the top of the cupcake. Frost with peanut butter frosting. 

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  1. Oh heck...there goes the diet!

  2. Can't busy wiping drool off the keyboard...

  3. These look AWESOME. I am a HUGE peanut butter and chocolate lover. I have to stay away from these, but I really want to make them!

  4. Popped over after catching your Apron Tutorial....LOVE your site! You're a girl after my own heart ;) Definitely going to be trying some of these cupcake recipes!

  5. My husband isn't big on cupcakes but he is on anything that is peanut butter. I'll be saving this recipe :)

  6. Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous and I know they have to be delicious! Thank you so much for sharing them on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

  7. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  8. Anything chocolate and peanut butter will always catch my eye. Love the Reese's cup in the middle!

  9. These are so cute and look super tasty!

  10. One of my favorite combos chocolate + peanut butter --- looks delicious!

  11. these look amazing. Love the hidden PB treasure inside!

  12. I've been looking for a peanut butter frosting recipe. I'll try this soon! Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combos.

  13. I love that added you chocolate ganache to the cupcake for extra chocolate flavor.

  14. These look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

  15. Hi Meghan! Just stopping by to let you know that your recipe was #1 last week on Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by and post another of your great recipes. The party is up and running.

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  17. These are beautiful! I saw these featured over at A Well-Seasoned Life, and they are gorg! I want one right now!


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