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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ultimate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes

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I have not been sharing many cupcake recipes with you. Shame on me.  
I hope these will keep you from holding that against me. 
I made these last week and they were gone in a few days. We (read:2 people) didn't share them either. So, yeah, they were good. I mean, they're peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes so what do you expect?

The above picture was how I intended these cupcakes to be: Rich, moist, fluffy chocolate cake topped with creamy dreamy peanut butter frosting, garnished with a peanut butter cup. But they look a little naked, yes?

Turns out they were asking for a drizzle of chocolate. Just to put them over the top. 
You can't get a better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter and you wont find an easier recipe. These are completely from scratch but they are so easy you have no excuse to use a mix.  I mean all you do is dump everything in the bowl at once and mix. Easy peasy. And it's the best chocolate cake I've ever had. And I have made A LOT.
Do it, do it!

Ultimate Peanut Putter and Chocolate Cupcakes
by: Back For Seconds

   For the Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 oz melted unsweetened baking chocolate
   For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbs milk 
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix all cake ingredients in a mixer on low for 30 seconds. mix on high for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 13-15 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before frosting.

Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and beat well. Add milk 1 Tbs at a time until desired consistency. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. If desired garnish with peanut butter cups and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes. You cannot leave it naked. (Funny, the post I just wrote for tomorrow night talked about nekkidness and the need for dessert hats (i.e. chocolate sauce). LOVE these cupcakes, I mean how could I not? PB&C could rule the world.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Eeek! These look so decadent and PERFECT with the chocolate drizzle!

Carole said...

Fantastic looking cupcakes

I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
I have linked up another attempt at meatballs. Have a good week.

Nicola said...

I've been meaning to try chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting for ages, but I've never gotten round to it. Pinning and so trying your recipe! The chocolate drizzle definitely finishes them off perfectly.

Sophie said...

YUM! Those look SO good!

Hayley said...

PB and chocolate definitely rule the world. You're so right--and so right to cover those nekkid babies up with some chocolate sawssss. That frosting needs my face buried in it, I'm sure of it!

Nicholl Vincent said...

I'm a terrible baker, but i could potentially try these :)

come say hi at

have a lovely day!

SallysBakingAddiction said...

Loving that chocolate drizzle on top! It definitively provides that finishing touch you were going for, my dear! :)

Penny said...

Just what the doc ordered going to make these today for my husband.....

Penny said...

Just what the doc ordered going to make these today for my husband.....

Eschelle said...

wow my hubby is gonna be soo happy I found you!! New follower via the Tuesday Hop!!

FrugalFoodieMama said...

Always looking for more cupcake recipes! I just entered my 1st cup cake bake-off over the weekend & placed 3rd. :) I will be posting my "award-winning" recipe tomorrow. Found you & am now following through the GFC Blog Hop.

Kristina said...

These look amazing!! Following from gfc blog hop! xoxo

Heather Kinnaird said...

holy yumminess! said...

Naked or not, I'd eat them! Yummy!!!

Jessi said...

Oh my goodness those look so unbelievably delicious!!!!!

Kelly Rowe said...

Oh my goodness -- YUMM! I love PB and Chocolate :) I'd love for you to come and link up at my part-ay tonight. Hope to see you there!

Angi said...

Oh...I think I would need to eat like a dozen of these! YUM-O!

I am your newest follower! So glad I found you :)

Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) said...

girl wow - you outdid yourself! they look sooooo good!

Marcie said...

These look so yummy! Two of my favorite things. Chocolate and peanut butter! I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
Marcie @

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chocolate and peanut butter are a duo make for each other!And your extra touches make this look even more yummy!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful sweet treat with us at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Erika Marsh said...

YUM! these look super good! and peanut butter and chocolate?! what's not to love! Please come share this at our link party - "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link any other posts you'd like to share!

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

I could eat twelve of these cupcakes! Looks so Yummy! Visiting from Creative Spark linkup :)

Michelle said...

My secret sweet treat is PB and Nutella *blush* these look divine! Pinned to try later :D

Would love to invite you to my weekly link party over at The Purple Pumpkin Blog :) Hope to see you there!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Yes please, peanut Butter and chocolate, nothing in this world better! And of course they wanted the little drizzle on top. What was the quote from Steele Magnolias? "The only difference between us and animals is the ability to accessorize."
Drizzle is definitely a necessary accessory! Thanks for sharing.

Jill @ said...

Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it!

city said...

nice posting. thanks for sharing

mary_smith said...

Yum! These look amazing! Can you share these with us at Sweet Saturday?

Julie said...

These looks so so good. yum yum. I'd love for you to link up to my Marvelous Mondays party. It opens up tomorrow evening! Also, I am your newest follower via GFC. My mouth is watering just looking at your tasty treats on your blog.

Have a great weekend!


Maria said...

These look delicious (and beautiful!) - especially that frosting!!!!! YUM!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh..we LOVE peanut butter! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Oh, these look so yummy! Love chocolate and peanut butter. You can't go wrong with the two ingredients mixed together.

Julie said...

Yum. I really do like these cupcakes and I am so glad that you linked them up to Marvelous Mondays! Have a great evening!


Claiming Our Space said...

Yum yum and more yum! These look amazing! From scratch is always best. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks divine!

PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via:

Mrs. Delightful

Alyssa said...

These cupcakes look delicious!! I really like the Reese's on top. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

Kristy @ Cup of Jo said...

MMMMM.....drool! That says it all!!
Visiting from the blog hop! Already a follower!!
Kristy @ Cup of Jo

Cheerios and Lattes said...

These look delicious! Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll join us again this week with some more great ideas!

Brandi said...

Your cupcakes look great! I bet they were really good too!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Congratulations!! You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

Kaylee said...

I am a sucker for all things peanut butter and chocolate! These really do look like the "ultimate".

Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!


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