Elegant Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

Elegant Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

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These moist and fluffy cupcakes have all of your favorite flavors in one. Peanut butter is jam-packed throughout, and topped with creamy chocolate frosting. These are great for any party or gathering.

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Time needed

30 min preparation + 25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ C. unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ C. granulated sugar
  • ¾ C. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ C. milk
  • Frosting:
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. + 2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs. whole milk
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ C. white chocolate shavings (optional)

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. In a medium mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl or stand-alone electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a bowl for 2 minutes or until smooth. Mix in peanut butter. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each.

Reduce speed to low. Alternate between slowly adding flour mixture and milk until well mixed. Gently fold in fresh blueberries Scoop out batter into each cupcake liner about ¾ of the way full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, turning halfway. Test by spearing the middle with a toothpick. If clean, cupcakes are ready.

For frosting, melt butter. Whisk in cocoa powder and slowly add milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in powdered sugar into the liquids until well combined. If too thin or runny, add a dash more powdered sugar at a time until firm, but spreadable.

Remove cupcakes and cool on wire rack for 20 minutes before frosting. Place a flower pipping tip at the bottom of piping bag or plastic bag with one of the corners cut off. Fill a piping bag or large plastic bag with chocolate frosting and pipe onto cupcake. Garnish with white chocolate shavings, if desired


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