Peanut Butter Stuffed Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cupcakes

When it’s time to be bad, you’ve got to go all the way. Don’t buy a supermarket cake when you can make your own beautiful confections for just a little more energy. Besides, you can make bigger batches at a cheaper price, which means more fun munching in front of a nice movie. And if you’re a peanut butter and chocolate fan, then you’ve got to try these amazing peanut butter stuffed cupcakes.

Making the Batter

If you want a rich chocolate, then there’s something you’ll have to learn about making great cake. You need a secret ingredient, and you’ll have to decide which one you want. Some prefer to substitute eggs and oil for a few nice dollops of mayonnaise, while others enjoy the richness sour cream brings to the cake. If you want to experiment, try both for a super moist cake. For this dark chocolate batter, you’ll need:

¾ cup cocoa powder
½ cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flower
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks of butter, unsalted
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Figuring out how to mix these items together is different for everyone, whether you mix the butter and sugar together first, or wait to add the wet items until the very end. Try it however you’re used to, and be careful. These ingredients need to be very well blended before you pour them into the tin. With this mixture, you can easily make 12-24 cupcakes, and can bake them at 350 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes. And for the best result, keep checking them to make sure they’re baked through but not burned.

The Peanut Butter Filling

Now, you could try to shove plain and simple peanut butter into the cupcakes, and if you enjoy that idea more, then of course, you can do that. But for a really nice and creamy mix, you’ll want to try something new. Try making a mixture with these two ideas:

3oz. cream cheese
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon milk
or
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar

While these ingredients make different amounts of the batter, it’s easy to change to make the changes you’ll need. Pick one and melt them all together, working to keep the mixture creamy and thick. You’ll need the right equipment for this, so make sure you have a pastry bag with a star edged tip. Using the bag, push the tip into the now cooled cupcakes and slowly fill them with your new peanut butter mixture.

Don’t Forget the Frosting

While you could just go buy your favorite store frosting, and use that to cover up the hole made by stuffing the cupcakes, it’s more fun to make your own super sweet frosting. For simplicity, you can use either of these frosting recipes for the perfect topping to your sinfully sweet peanut butter chocolate cupcakes:

1 cup heavy cream
8 oz chocolate chips
or
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
6 tablespoons baking cocoa
4 tablespoons milk

Melt either of these into a saucepan, using caution and low heat to keep the ingredients from burning. Let cool, and then apply the frosting to your new cupcakes. Try these amazing cupcakes today for a sweet cheat on your new year’s diet!

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