Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

As requested: I sometimes make my chocolate cupcake batter from scratch but when it comes to giving them away to our Sunday school class it comes straight from Betty Crocker.
Items needed
1 box of Dark Chocolate (Chocolate) Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1 Cup of Milk
1 bag of Chocolate Reese Peanut Butter Cups (Save some for topping and freeze them.)

Mix together cake mix, eggs and Milk.
Pour batter into paper lining making it 3\4 full and add the peanut butter cup. It will slowly sink. Or fill 1\2 full add peanut butter cup and cover with batter until 3\4 full.
Bake at 350 F for 15-18 mins. So far they have been done at around 16 mins. The best way to make sure they are done is to push lightly in the center and when it bounces back its done. Remove from oven and make sure they are completely cooled before frosting!!

Peanut Butter Frosting with shaved Peanut Butter cups.
1 Cup of peanut butter (Smooth or Chunky.) I prefer the Smooth.
1\2 cup Butter at room temperature
2 cups powder sugar
3-4 Tablespoon of milk (2% milk)
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (Unless using Mexican vanilla than use 1\2 teaspoon.)
Leftover peanut butter cups(Freeze them it makes it easy to grate later.)

Combine peanut butter and butter into large bowl and mix together until light and fluffy. Stop mixer and scrap the sides down before adding sugar.
Add sugar, 3 Tablespoon of milk and Vanilla. Slowly start to mix together and increase speed until creamy and smooth. add 1 Tablespoon of Milk if it is to thick.

Frost the cupcakes and add the grated peanut butter cups on top. You can also cut the peanut butter cups in 1\2 and place them on top or use peanut butter chips.

Other options if to use a small circle cutter and cut a hole after the cupcakes are cooled and place the peanut butter cup in the center of cupcake and cover with frosting after cooled. There are so many different ways to make them YUMMY!!

Well I hope this makes since because honestly some of it comes from my head and other parts are from Wendy Paul from LDS Living.

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