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Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes Recipe

Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes Recipe

From Bloomington, Indiana, Marlene Schollenberger writes, "Cupcakes are so popular now, and these have a wonderful hidden treasure inside. They're rich and delicious!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Top each with a truffle (do not press down).
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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tobybear23 User ID: 2689233 164742
Reviewed 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."

grannytwoshoes User ID: 2556100 164830
Reviewed 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 always
have 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 the
icing, Iwe were not impressed."

joanysrefuge User ID: 3057792 67990
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"what can you use in place of buttermilk?"

christenoel User ID: 4044761 208881
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"The most amazing cupcake I have ever had!"

grrrlynda User ID: 1670287 164781
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"These are fantastic! I use coffee also to bring out the flavor."

kmonahan User ID: 3372572 95454
Reviewed 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."

hthornton User ID: 3901876 77444
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"Instead of complaining, you could just find a different recipe!"

[email protected] User ID: 3599769 95679
Reviewed 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."

Chococatgirl User ID: 3906855 95449
Reviewed 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 <><"

diszekely User ID: 1384991 170095
Reviewed May. 11, 2009


suzzjd User ID: 1630957 95448
Reviewed May. 11, 2009

"Can we just omit the coffee in these?"

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