Friday, July 4, 2008

Chocolatey Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcake

I have been looking forward to make these for weeks, ever since I saw this. Luke loves anything chocolate and peanut butter so I knew this would be a winner with him. I didn't bake the exact same cake, but Bakerella definitely inspired me to bake up this sweet concoction. We are bringing these to a cookout later today.

Chocolate Cupcakes:
Use the Rich Chocolate Cake recipe. I skipped the semi-sweet chocolate chips this time.

Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk

Frosting:
I had a jar of Duncan Hines Whipped Chocolate Frosting in the pantry for the longest time, so I used that for my cupcakes. This will be my last time buying chocolate frosting though - the homemade tastes much better. Try the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for yours.

1. Bake the cupcakes according to directions and let it cool.
2. In medium-size bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. On low speed, gradually beat in sugar and 3 tablespoons milk. On high speed, beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute. If too thick, beat in 1 tablespoon milk.
3. When cupcakes are cooled, spoon filling into large pastry bag fitted with 1/4-inch plain round tip. Insert tip into top of each cupcake; squeeze as much filling into center of each as possible (top will bulge).
4. Generously frost each cupcake. If desired, use a pastry bag to pipe on the frosting for a prettier presentation.
5. Optional: Sprinkle the top with crumbled Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

6. Required: ENJOY!

*Warning* Eat few and far in between. Do not eat these cupcakes without a tall glass of milk nearby. Overall, I am very happy with the cake (very moist and not overly sweet) and the filling (simple to make, and gave the cupcakes an extra oomph). They turned out beautifully. Again, I would just change the frosting next time.

2 comments:

  1. TooMuch of a GoodThingJuly 6, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    yeah, like i said in the last comment, we ate and ate and ate. and sure enough, these little suckers found their way into our tummies. but yeah, the choco icing was bad. i mean, really weird tasting. it totally ruined Sug's perfect cuppy cakes. they were soft and moist and the filling was just like the Reese cup fillings. no lie!

    but alas, we must stop if we're gonna make our goal weights before the Dizzy trip!

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  2. Oh dear, I had 7 cupcakes this long weekend. Good thing we got rid of some by taking them to the cookout. They were so good though, I highly recommend the recipe!

    I am afraid to step on a scale now.

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