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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes (RECIPE!)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes 
with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm making these my cupcake of the week! I've been slacking on my cupcake love, so here to go!

I found this recipe on the Good Housekeeping Recipes when searching for something to make for my hubs for his birthday. He loves peanut butter and LOVES Reese's! I knew he would be in heaven with these cupcakes. These are sooo good! Yum!!! I hope you enjoy them!

Peanut Butter Filling and Cupcakes:
-2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
-10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
-1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 cup sour cream
-2 tablespoons milk
-1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
-2 large eggs

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting: 
-8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
-4 tablespoons butter, softened
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
-1 cup cool whip

1. Prepare Filling: In bowl, with mixer on medium speed, mix confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla until blended. Shape mixture into 24 balls using heaping measuring teaspoons. (Balls will be sticky and don't need to be perfectly shaped.) Place balls on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 standard muffin-pan cups with paper liners.

3. Prepare Cupcakes: On waxed paper, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In 2-cup liquid measuring cup, mix sour cream, milk, and remaining vanilla; set aside. In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat granulated sugar and remaining 8 tablespoons butter just until blended. Increase speed to high; beat 1 minute. Reduce speed to low; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat 1 to 2 minutes more or until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until ingredients are combined, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.

4. Spoon 1 heaping measuring tablespoon batter into each muffin-pan cup. Drop 1 peanut butter ball in center of each cup and top with another heaping tablespoon batter. Bake cupcakes 25 to 28 minutes (I baked mine about 21 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Immediately remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely on wire rack. 

5. When cupcakes are cool, prepare frosting: In large bowl, with mixer on medium-low speed, beat butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until smooth and blended. Add powdered sugar slowly, incorporating fully after each addition. Add cool whip and beat until smooth and creamy. Frosts cupcakes. 

Happy cupcake baking!!!


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  1. wow what a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing


  2. oh god, they look so great! yumyum :) I made cupcakes yesterday and am still stuffed, but I have to try these asap.
    but can you tell a non American girl what the differnce is between powdered sugar and confectioners' sugar?

  3. They look so so good. :) I may just try this out soon.

  4. @MarySew Powdered sugar and confectioners' sugar is the same thing. :)

  5. omg cat!
    thanks for sharing...
    i think i need to make these very soon!!!

  6. i can't wait to try these! yummy!

  7. Oh wow! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! : )

  8. omggggggg
    these look so so soooooooo amazing
    danger! danger! danger!

  9. You know I have to make these for my boyfriend now, dont you? lol.

  10. Yum!!! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! :D

  11. Oh and I made piggy cupcakes for my daughter's birthday party and they turned out pretty cute!!! I thought of you and your love for cupcakes! :D I have pics posted on my facebook page.