Monday, August 27, 2012

Cupcake Tuesday-Peanut Butter Chocolate

Chocolate and Peanut Butter are such a classic combination!  It's just silly that it took me THIS long to get around to making a good chocolate peanut butter cupcake!  But I have hit my stride and this is the PERFECT way to do this cupcake!




Gosh this is so good! 

Having a girls night?  Bring these! 

Trying to impress that boy?  Bring these!

Need that promotion?  Bring these! (ok maybe don't do that!)

Chocolate Cupcake
makes 24
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
vanilla
salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans.

In a large bowl whip together the room temperature butter with the sugar until they get nice and light and fluffy.  Add the 2 eggs and beat for about another minute.

When the eggs are fully incorporated add in the vanilla, salt and cocoa powder.  Mix well.

Next, measure out your baking soda, baking powder and flour in a medium bowl.  Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.  Add 1/2 of the sour cream.  Follow that with another 1/3 of the flour, the last of the sour cream and the last of the flour, beating well after each addition.

Scrape the sides of the bowls and mix on last time to make sure it is all combined.

Scoop into the cupcake pans using a 2 oz ice cream scoop, or filling about 2/3 of the way full.  My rule with chocolate cake is that it should look like chocolate ice cream before it bakes

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool

Chocolate Cupcake
makes 24
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
vanilla
salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans.

In a large bowl whip together the room temperature butter with the sugar until they get nice and light and fluffy.  Add the 2 eggs and beat for about another minute.

When the eggs are fully incorporated add in the vanilla, salt and cocoa powder.  Mix well.

Next, measure out your baking soda, baking powder and flour in a medium bowl.  Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.  Add 1/2 of the sour cream.  Follow that with another 1/3 of the flour, the last of the sour cream and the last of the flour, beating well after each addition.

Scrape the sides of the bowls and mix on last time to make sure it is all combined.

Scoop into the cupcake pans using a 2 oz ice cream scoop, or filling about 2/3 of the way full.  My rule with chocolate cake is that it should look like chocolate ice cream before it bakes

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting
2 blocks cream cheese
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
2-3 cups powdered sugar

In a medium bowl whip the cream cheese until smooth.  Add in the peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

Once everything is well mixed, start slowing adding in the powdered sugar.  This can get too thick really quickly so go slow and take your time.

Pipe the frosting on to the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Love, 

Keely

2 comments:

  1. OK, this sounds AMAZING. Yum!

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  2. Yummy!! Just found you via the giveaway at The Thing About Joy... Happy to be following! Your bow follow buttons are so cute! And I like how you named your bucket list "22 before 23" hehe.

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