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peanut butter cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Rich, moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with melted peanut butter and then topped with a sweet, satiny smooth, peanut butter frosting. A drizzle of melted chocolate tops off this delectable dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 352 kcal


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup peanut butter for the filling after cupcakes are made

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter unsalted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cups peanut butter
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • chocolate syrup for drizzling


Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and cream until completely mixed.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating to combine.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • In another large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  • In a third bowl, combine the milk and water.
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring well after each addition to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Evenly divide the batter into the 12 cupcake cups, making sure they are no more than 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for 21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  • Let cupcakes cool on wire racks before frosting.

Instructions To Make the Frosting

  • Add in all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until combined and stiff peaks form. You'll know its ready when the frosting is stiff and doesn't fall off a spoon.
  • **If powder sugar pebbles form, add in more heavy cream (1 to 2 tbsp).
    If too thin add in 1/2 C powder sugar.**

Putting It All Together

  • Add the remaining cup of peanut butter to a small, microwave-safe bowl, and put microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
  • Carefully carve out a small hole into the center of each cupcake and fill with the melted peanut butter.
  • Frost the cupcakes with the peanut butter icing, and then drizzle with chocolate.
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes