Soft and tender peanut butter chocolate cupcakes bursting with peanut butter flavor and topped with a velvety chocolate frosting and peanut butter icing
My name is Roxana and I’m a cookbook addict. I have like
a gazillion 200 cookbooks. There are cookbooks in my kitchen, in my office, in the living room, in the bedroom. Cookbooks everywhere. That might be a sign to stop buying more for lack of space but I can not help myself. And I blame amazon for it. There’s new cookbook release email always gets me. I just checked earlier I have 6 cookbooks in my shopping cart, just waiting for me to click that “purchase” button.
Of course, once I receive the cookbooks, I hide in my office with a cup of coffee and white noise music turned on and start browsing the books, bookmarking recipes I must try as if my life depends on them.
Yes, the recipe for these peanut butter chocolate cupcakes comes from a cookbook, and you can thank me now for buying the book, baking the cupcakes and not stuffing my face with all of them before taking these photos.
Truth be told, the full name for these cupcakes should be peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting but I did not want to make a confusion with my previous recipe for peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
You may have noticed a patterned lately: no bake peanut butter and chocolate bars , peanut butter and chocolate chip bars, peanut butter cookie dough brownies, reese’s peanut butter and chocolate truffle, peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate frosting, reese’s peanut butter chocolate brownies and these are recipes using both peanut butter and chocolate I shared in the last 2 month. Yeah, I might have been going through a peanut butter chocolate obsession, just a little bit.
But I just have to share the recipe for these cupcakes with you. I just have to! They are so soft and tender and bursting with peanut butter flavor. 2/3 cup of creamy peanut butter is used for just 10 cupcakes.
With Easter a few days away, I topped some of my cupcakes with Reese’s peanut butter rabbits and used orange Reese’s peanut butter candy as “carrots”. A cute idea for the little ones.
The recipe for these cupcakes comes from Sally’s cookbook. “Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix” A must cookbook for both novice and experimented bakers, I must say. It’s filled with tempting recipes, gorgeous photos you’ll droll over every time you turn the page.
I adapted Sally’s recipe, very, very little. And by that I mean I only left out 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and baked cupcakes instead of a 9″ round cake.
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