Tuesday, August 11, 2009

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes...

24 chocolate cupcakes (made from scratch or a mix)

peanut butter frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 Tbsp butter; room temp
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup heavy cream or milk

Place first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl and mix on medium low speed until creamy. Add the cream or milk and beat on high speed until light and smooth.

I wish I could say that I made the cupcakes from scratch. I can say that I attempted to make a fabulous "from scratch" recipe, but they bombed. That's another story for another day...
This recipe is of course, another Barefoot Contessa winner (if you don't have any of her cookbooks, go buy one...or ALL of them!) It is amazing. Top the cupcakes with chopped peanuts or crushed up peanut butter cups and oh my!


rachel said...

Yeah, I have pretty much been checking this blog every day in hopes to find this recipe! I will now go to the kitchen to make these for my dinner...I mean dessert! :)

Frieda said...

Gotta love Ina! Made her fresh tomato basil soup today...now gotta make this recipe for dessert!

martha corinna said...

uh huh. oh yeah.

bakerchick103 said...

I've made these lots of times, and That PB icing rocks!