Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • 1 pkg of refrigerator peanut butter cookie dough

Cupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  5. Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  7. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  8. Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  9. The batter may be a little runny.
  10. Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  11. Take 1 piece of cookie dough and put it in the cupcake batter. Make sure to center it and DO NOT push it to the bottom. Try to place it in the middle
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 2025 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  14. Take out of cupcake pan and place on a wire rack until completely cooled.

Frosting:

Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 4+ C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 C creamyPeanut butter

Directions:

  1. Cream the butter with a mixer.
  2. Add the powder sugar.
  3. If the frosting doesn’t cream add the heavy whipping cream.
  4. Continue to mix until the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  5. Be patient. This may take several minutes.
  6. If the frosting can’t hold a stiff peak then add more powder sugar.
  7. Continue to mix until the frosting can hold a stiff peak.
  8. Add 4 TBSP of peanut butter to the frosting. Stir to blend.
  9. Scoop the frosting to a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  10. Twist the open end of the pastry bag until the frosting begins to come out.
  11. Frost the cupcakes.

Source : https://kellystilwell.com/chocolatepeanutbuttercupcakes/

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