These peanut butter chocolate caupcakes are from Betty Crocker's The Big Book of Cupcakes and I've wanted to make them for a while now. I love the peanute butter + chocolate combination. Whoever originally thought to put chocolate and peanut butter together was a genius.
I went home last weekend and some family came for a visit, and I decided to finally make these. Up until now, I haven't really deviated from the standard vanilla and chocolate cakes. So I was excited to try these and make something different.
I have one word for these cupcakes. EASY. So easy.
I love that The Big Book of Cupcakes tells you how to make all the recipes with a box mix and not just from scratch.
1 yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 creamy peanut butter
The recipe calls for 1 container of store bought chocolate frosting with 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter. I usually tend to run out of frosting so I bought two containers and just added a couple large spoonfuls of peanut butter. The cupcakes smelled extremely peanut-buttery while they were baking and I didn't want the chocolate frosting to be too peanut-buttery too. I wanted there to be an even balance of chocolate and peanut butter.
I've been waiting a while to use these paper liners too! I have a set of them in a few different colors and I haven't really used any of them. Unfortunately, I couldn't really see the design on it after the cupcakes were done baking. They're still pretty cute, though.
For the topping, I crushed up some chocolate chips and some Reese's peanut butter chips and put them in a bowl. After I piped some icing on the cupcakes, I dopped the frosting into the crushed up chips. They went really well with the cupcakes!
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