Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
- 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- For truffles, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until firm enough to form into balls. Shape into twelve 1-in. balls; roll in cocoa. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee and mix well.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Top each with a truffle (do not press down).
- Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with cream, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; chill until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 277 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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Sep 12, 2011
I made these cupcakes for a family gathering and they were a hit. While I loved the entire cupcake, I prefer to make just the cake part without the truffle. It is now my go-to recipe for chocolate cake and is excellent with just whipped cream or a chocolate frosting. The coffee helps deepen the chocolate flavor so much. I usually double the recipe to make two 9" cake layers or to fill a 9x13" cake pan.
Sep 6, 2010
Without the icing, this cupcake didn't make it. Can pop kiss candy in any recipe.Honest opinion. Can add chocolate kiss in any recipe. Without the icing, it was a no go with my many grandkids.Well, it seemed a lot of trouble getting the various ingredients togther -- don't alwayshave white chocolate around. Buttermilk no prob -- added vinegar to canned milk. Love to add coffee to recipes. Without the icing this cupcake didn't make it with my family.coffee to some recipes. without theicing, Iwe were not impressed.
Aug 9, 2010
what can you use in place of buttermilk?
Feb 26, 2010
The most amazing cupcake I have ever had!
Aug 13, 2009
These are fantastic! I use coffee also to bring out the flavor.
May 28, 2009
Grandma Delpha, if you think you would enjoy the recipe otherwise, try subbing coca cola for the coffee. I'm sure it would be just as good.
May 27, 2009
Instead of complaining, you could just find a different recipe!
May 18, 2009
I hate coffee,even the smell makes me ill, yet so many foods call ffor the nasty stuff(I'm allergic to caffine also.Grandma Delpha.
May 11, 2009
Hi all: I know it seems weird, but coffee really brings out the chocolate flavor in baked goods. My favorite chocolate cake has some espresso in it. I tested it without the espresso one time, and it was not nearly as chocolate-y and delicious - will not make that mistake again! A small amount of coffee, like in this recipe, won't make the cupcakes taste like coffee, they will just make them taste more chocolate-y. For convenience you can use instant coffee - I keep some on hand just for baking! Happy baking... EW <
May 11, 2009
I AGREE CAN WE ELIMINATE THE COFFEE?