Monday, January 28, 2013

CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES



CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER FILLING COVERED
WITH PEANUT BUTTER ICING AND A DRIZZLE OF CHOCOLATE AND TOPPED
 WITH A MINI PEANUT BUTTER CUP



What a fun day I had making these over the top cupcakes.  I love the icing, its so creamy and smooth, taste like the Peanut Butter fudge my mother always made. These cupcakes were made this weekend for a family party.  Mr. Cliff was the decision maker on what cupcake was to be made.  I was more than willing to  make these cupcakes, Peanut Butter is a favorite and they sounded pretty yummy.  They are a keeper and will surely be making these again.  They are wicked good! 

Mr.Cliff has already put in his suggestion for the next family dinner cupcake.  Nilla wafer, yellow cake, banana cream filling in each cupcake covered with real whipped cream and a sliced banana on top.   Yeah, I think I am all over that one.................... 

I cheated, I used a box mix for the cupcakes.  

I hope you enjoy today's cupcake.  I wish I could give each of you one.   Happy Baking, your friend.   Andi 


This is the peanut butter filling for the cupcakes


PEANUT BUTTER FILLING   alidaskitchen


6 ounce cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBSP milk

Place the ingredients in bowl and mix until creamy. 

Line your muffin tins with the cupcake paperS, fill each cup half full and  place a rounded TBSP of the filling on top of the batter, then add more chocolate batter and bake as directed.   





PEANUT BUTTER ICING:    thecurvycarrot       
If you are only doing a couple dozen cupcakes then I would cut the recipe in half.  It made a hugh mixing bowl of icing so I had a lot left over.  If I had made a two layer cake I would of used most of the icing.  

2 (8 ounce) blocks of cream cheese
3 cups of confectionery sugar 
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla


CHOCOLATE SWIRL

In a small glass bowl I added about 1/3 cup of chocolate chips along with a drizzle of vegetable oil and mixed this together.  Placed in the microwave for a few seconds, then I stirred it and continued to microwave for a little longer until the chips were melted.  Allow to cool for a while, then you can either use a spoon and drizzle over the top or put some of the chocolate in a pastry bag and squeeze the swirl over the top.   

Plenty of mini Peanut Butter cups 


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9 comments:

  1. Wow. These look insanely decadent! Tempting enough to break my vegan cleanse!

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  2. These look so good!! Love the peanut butter and chocolate combo! and the frosting looks great!

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  3. Andi, those cupcakes look amazing! What a yummy dessert and I love the photos!

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  4. Chocolate and peanut butter perfection- and your photography is beautiful! I am now following you on Blogger- thanks!! :)
    ~Joy from Yesterfood

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  5. Andi,
    Chocolate and peanut butter my favorite in everything. I'll have to try these out soon.
    Pat

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  6. My hubby would love these!! He loves peanut butter!! Just gorgeous little cupcakes:)
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  7. You had me at chocolate and peanut butter, one of my favorite combos. I'd love it if you would share these at my Saturday Spotlight linky party. :) http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-2-features/

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  8. Hi Andi,
    Oh Yes, I will have one of these lovely treats for my afternoon tea and that is now. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I am so making these soon, pinned them to remind myself! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

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