Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

6 Oct 2013

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate chip filled chocolate cupcakes with rich peanut butter frosting. Made with whole wheat flour.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe


I have a peanut butter and chocolate OBSESSION!!

Like that giant reeses peanut butter cup cake that I made recently? Or one of my favorite banana breads: the peanut butter cup banana bread? How about in some cookies for some delicious chocolate peanut butter filled cookies?



Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe


I could sit here all day listing out some of my favorite peanut butter and chocolate baked goods that I have made, but I have realized that I have not yet made a peanut butter and chocolate cupcake.

Weeelll... That has got to change.


Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe


These cupcakes were made as a thank you last month for my boyfriend's family taking me to Mexico with them, and I only got around to posting it now. Those My Little Pony hearts were sprinkled over our beds in Mexico, so I put them on the cupcakes as a reminder of the good times had.

Ever since they tried these cupcakes, my boyfriend's brother would not leave me alone trying to get the recipe for the frosting. Everyone was raving about this frosting, and now, I am sharing it with all of you. Enjoy!


Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe



Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Cupcakes:

  • 7.15 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • up to 1/4 cup milk


Directions:

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Boil 5 cups of water and pour into a medium bowl.
  3. Place the chocolate chips and shortening into a smaller bowl, and place it into the bowl full of water. Mix the chocolate chips and the butter until the mixture is smooth, making sure not to let the water mix in with the chocolate mixture.
  4. Whisk in the brown sugar until fully combined. Mix in the eggs, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, flours and chocolate chips until fully incorporated.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared pans, and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with only a couple of crumbs.
  6. Let cool in the pan for around 5 minutes, then remove to cool completely on wire racks.
  7. For the frosting: Beat together the peanut butter and the butter until light and fluffy. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
  8. Add the icing sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with 1 teaspoon of milk until it reaches your desired consistency. Beat until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cupcakes.




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25 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter and chocolate!

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  2. After that cup and now this, you are the chocolate pb queen!

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  3. Love chocolate and peanut butter , I bet they taste like Reeses Pieces , thanks for sharing .

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  4. PB and chocolate obsession is a very good thing - especially for those around you. Looks very yummy!

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  5. That frosting looks brilliant, so delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  6. Who can refuse these...chocolate and peanut butter! Yummm!!

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  7. oh wow–this looks amazing!

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  8. Cathleen , the frosting itself is worth making but only if I can reduce it to a more respectable amount :D I love the Little pony topping , so cute !

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  9. Wow, the frosting on these looks so good :) I think i could eat it plain!

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  10. Double chocolate? Oh yeah! And that frosting is beautiful! I'll have to check out your giant Reeses cake (dangerous stuff!) because I also have a pb/choc obsession!

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  11. Wow these cupcake are mouth watering!! Great recipe, my girls will go bonkers over these. thanks for sharing!

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  12. A winning combination, can never go wrong with it.

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  13. I'd take you to Mexico, too if you would make me those!

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  14. I did a double take with these...WOW! nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter!

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  15. Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a match made in Heaven. Your cupcakes look delicious

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  16. You and I are pretty much soulmates when it comes to chocolate and peanut butter. I need these!

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  17. Dangerous! These look killer girl. Especially with those gigantic reeses on top :) YUM!

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  18. We both had peanut butter and chocolate in the mind this weekend!! Love your cupcakes :)

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  19. Chocolate and pb is sucha great combo, these copcakes look amazing. The Little Pony hearts are so cute on the chocolate.

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  20. Peanut Butter cupcakes are my achilles heel - whenever I see them, I go to town on them!

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  21. Hi Cathleen, this cupcakes looks delicious! Love your recipes!

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  22. Lovely cupcakes, and the frosting sounds yum!

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  23. I love your frosting and judging from all these raves not only does they look pretty but also they must have tasted as great! The perfect gift for them!

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  24. Chocolate and peanut are meant to be. A mighty delicious combo, indeed. I`m totally saving this recipe! That frosting sounds amazing.

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