I do a lot of shopping in bulk, so I always have peanut butter and chocolate on hand, and every single family member eats the combo so you’ll find a lot of recipes mixing the best of both worlds on here.
These were particularly fun though. I just used a basic chocolate cupcake recipe, and went with an Ina Garten frosting. I had some leftover toffee chips so those went on top. Ta-Da! No muss, no fuss and awesome sweets.
Since I am too cheap to buy specialty items, my frosting was done using a Ziploc bag with a hole cut in the corner. I know, Martha Stewart would have a stroke if she knew that. Whatev. They looked cute enough for my family.
Feel free to ignore the Yeungling in the back. I, uh, used that for Bratwurst. Moving on, nothing to see here, folks.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes (allrecipes.com)
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool.
Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting (Ina Garten)
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
Place the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
All bitten foods courtesy of my 12-year-old. She has the biggest mouth in the house and is forced to bite on demand.