Wednesday, June 22, 2011

[Recipe Share] Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

I'm sort of a loss for a cohesive topic today... I'm working a bunch of projects simultaneously, but nothing is "completed" yet.  So I figured I'd post this icing recipe instead of saving it for Sunday.

On Monday night, I baked up some Pillsbury Dark Chocolate cupcakes (because I'm a box mix kind of girl).  However, I disregarding the package instructions of baking at 350degrees for 22min, and instead, heated the oven to 350, then when I placed the cupcakes in I turned the heat down to 325 and baked for 25 minutes.  I saw this tip on pinterest (natch).

I only got 17 cupcakes since I filled the cupcakes probably between 3/4 and 5/6 full, but I like a big cupcake.

Anyway, to please the Husband and fulfill his two favorite food groups - chocolate and peanut butter - I made a peanut butter butter cream icing.  I found two recipes, here and here, and kinda made my own in between.

1 stick butter (unsalted)
2/3C Peanut Butter (I used good ol' JIF - natural peanut butters won't work well)
3/4C Powdered Sugar
a splash of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt (or to taste)
I love a good weekday treat!  Happy Hump Day!


  1. I am with you lady, I like a big cupcake! Isn't Pinterest the best? I love that we can get all these cool ideas and organize them.

  2. Oh man, what a great tip!
    This little trick alone may make me finally give in and join Pinterest :)
    Those cupcakes sound delectable.

  3. Deeeeelish! Love cupcakes, love peanut butter!

  4. Hahaha, your husband's two favorite food groups... I love it! And it sounds DELICIOUS.

  5. They aren't many left, they are soo good!

    Andi - pinterest is soooo addicting, but it's so much better than bookmarking websites and saving images to a folder... I love the organization, join!

  6. Hi Erinn,
    These look so delicious, anything chocolate and peanut butter is yummy! my husband will definitely enjoy these :-)

  7. Conveniently for me, I had just volunteered to make cupcakes for my husband's family reunion this weekend. I just finished a batch of these with your icing recipe, and they are AMAZING! Thanks...I am sure they will be a big hit!


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