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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes

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Cupcake has to be the perfect comfort food for a person of any age. Even though I’ve had Cupcakes before I kind of got hooked on to it bad, because of an ex-coworker. She used to make Cupcakes and bring in to work so often that I started craving for it all the time.

This is the first time am trying Cupcake and I was a little nervous until I was done with the whole baking. If the pictures are any clue the Cupcakes turned out very well indeed. I did have a hard time with the peanut butter and chocolate frosting to look good for the pictures, but after a few tries they came out okay.

Ingredients:
Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • All purpose flour : 3 cups
  • Baking powder : 2 tsp
  • Vanilla extract : 2 tsp
  • Milk : 1 1/2cups
  • Salt : 1 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter : 1 stick
  • Sugar : 2 cups
  • Whole eggs : 6

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Smooth Peanut Butter : 1/4 cup
  • Heavy Cream : 1/2 cup
  • Sugar : 3tbsp

Chocolate Frosting :

  • Semi sweet Chocolate chips : 1/4 cup
  • Heavy Cream : 1/2cup

Method Of Preparation :

Preparaing vanilla Cupcakes:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Now in a wide bowl add flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. And in another bowl add butter (room temperature) and sugar. Mix it gently using electric mixer till it becomes light and fluffy.
  4. Now add eggs one by one by beating till its combined.
  5. And add vanilla extract and beat it all together.
  6. Finally add the flour mixture in two batches by alternating with milk, beating after each addition till it all gets combined.
  7. Now pour the batter into each lined Cupcake pan, filling each about three quarters full. (I found a nice rubber cupcake pan which made it easy to pop them out after baking)
  8. Place the Cupcake plate into the oven.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes and insert a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes out clean.
  10. If not bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  11. Make sure it’s completely cool before doing frosting.

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Peanut butter Frosting:

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  1. In a bowl, whisk heavy cream till it becomes smooth .
  2. And sugar and whisk some more.
  3. Finally fold cream mixture into peanut butter.

Chocolate Frosting :
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  1. Boil the heavy cream .
  2. Now pour cream over chocolate chips. let it  stand for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Stir till it becomes smooth.
  4. Refrigerate it for about 10 minutes.
  5. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, whip the chocolate until it is  smooth and fluffy.

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Enjoy the cupcakes. :-)

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20 Comments

  1. Thanks a lot Shriya for ur award! Cake an the frosting both look very tempting…..peanut butter and chocolate frosting is a great combo!

  2. The cup cake just looks awesome…very tempting indeed…loved the frosting…..congrats on ur awards….

  3. Congrats Shriya and thank u for sharing with me! These cupcakes are small and look so cute with that frosting! They would be perfect for my bite! Nice pics too….

  4. Shirya,
    congrats on your award, thanks for sharing with me. cupcakes are cute and beautiful. i like it.

  5. Yummy cup cake! & needless to mention, again a lovely click!

  6. hello Shriya,

    your cupcakes have come out perfect!!! and the peanut chocolate frosting is utterly tempting!!! that would be a super hit here at home !!!!!!

    thank you for sharing your award with me dear! that’s so nice of you!! it does me so much good to be pampered with the awards , thank you!! and congratulations to you too, enjoy and have a nice day !!!!

  7. Looks so yumm and the cream is damn good. I got to know u again by the chef Subhash who is currently in Minneapolis.

  8. Peanut frosting is so tempting! Congrats on the awards.

  9. Peanut butter and chocolate frosted cup cake are awesome. Nice shots.

  10. The frosting is awesome!

  11. both the cake and frosting look excellent. Should be definitely a good cook to get the cupcake right at the first time da.I envy you.:(

    Congrats on your awards dear. Wish you many more such awards

  12. Nice cupcakes…icing looks awesome….congrats on all your awards :)

  13. Congrats on your award! Cupcakes looks absolutely yummy!!

    We have some awards waiting for you at our blog. Please do stop by to collect them…

  14. Those look great. PB/chocolate are an awesome combo!

  15. What is it with cupcakes that makes you go absolutely weak and one looking this gorgeous. No way.

  16. Shriya ,
    congrats on all your awards. Have come here first time and am so glad to see your cool space. Peanut chocolate frosting looks awesome. Wonderful clicks……
    Will keep coming here for more such delicious recipes.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. These look incredibly delicious. I wish I had one right now! You made them look so beautiful too:)

  18. Those cupcakes are so pretty and and must taste haevenly!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  19. Really so yummy dish…simply mouthwatering..

  20. oh. my. gosh. these look incredible!!!

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