Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

My son is a peanut butter connoisseur, so I wanted to come up with a cupcake recipe he would like. He gave them a thumbs up. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you will agree.—Carolee Meek, Huntsville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:22 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the sugar, baking cocoa, milk, vanilla and salt. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 22 cupcakes.