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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Temperature350°Time35 mins

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As far as dessert is concerned, perfection was achieved when chocolate and peanut butter got together to make sweet sweet lovin’ down by the fire.  See what I did there?  Sweet?  Fire?  It’s funny.

Seriously though, I cannot resist this combination so when deciding on what to make for our sweet treat this week, I went with the chocolateyest peanut butteryest cupcake that I could find.  The bonus to this is that cakes and cupcakes are great freezer foods.  Check out the Freezing Tips below for more info on freezing unfrosted cupcakes.

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • ½ Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water

For the Frosting
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
Instructions
Make the Cupcakes
  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. Line 24 – 30 muffin tins with cupcake liners and spray the liners and top of muffin pan lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Mix everything together in a stand mixer or with beaters and fill muffin cups about ¾ full. The batter will be pretty thin.
  4. Cook for 22 – 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Make the Frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter together until it’s well mixed and lightened in color.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, until it’s all incorporated

Frost and Eat the Cupcakes!
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

To make frosting the cupcakes easier, wait until they have cooled down. Use a cake decorating bag or make your own using a Ziplock bag. Put the frosting in the bag and cut off the corner. Frost away!

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer

Unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.  When you’re ready for a tasty cupcake, pull one out of the freezer, frost and enjoy!

Note: Freezing frosted cupcakes is not illegal and frosted cupcakes will do just fine in the freezer.  Never let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do with your cupcakes.

Fun FactsFun Facts
  • Cupcakes are over 200 years old.
  • 13% of wedding receptions now use cupcakes instead of traditional wedding cakes.

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