Have you noticed lately the new craze is cupcakes? You are seeing cupcakes at parties, weddings and you can even find specialty cupcake shops.
Instead of going to buy someone a cupcake for a gift, why not personalize it and make it yourself. Here is a cupcake recipe that any chocolate lover would enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes
1/2 cup boiling water
4 oz. dark chocolate
2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring water to a boil. In a heat safe bowl, pour boiling water over dark chocolate. Stir until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat well. Add eggs. Once mixed well combine chocolate, vanilla, and butter mix. Alternating between flour mixture and buttermilk add to batter. Pour batter until 3/4 full into cupcake pan. Cook for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. While cooling, in a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and heavy cream. Once cupcakes are cool, cut the tops off, add some of the peanut butter frosting, and replace the top. Frost the tops of the cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 285, Fat: 17g (Saturated Fat 8g), Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 232mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 6g.