Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chcolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter and chocolate are a prefect combination. Almost as good as chocolate and mint. I made these cupcakes for my birthday and shared with my neighbors and the class of 4 year old that I teach Sunday school. 

Chocolate Cupcakes (source
2 1/2 cups flour 
2/3 cup cocoa powder 
1 1/4 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp baking powder 
1 2/3 cups white sugar 
2/3 cup butter, softened 
1 1/4 cups water 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
2 eggs 

Preheat oven to 350. 

Combine dry ingredients. Beat in wet ingredients until smooth. 

Line or spray muffin cups and fill 2/3 full. 

Bake cupcakes for about 20 minutes. (I made both regular and mini sized cupcakes. Mini cupcakes bake for about 13 minutes.) 

Peanut Butter Frosting (adapted from this source
1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening 
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
2 cups confectioners sugar 
2-3 TBSP milk 

Cream shortening, peanut butter and vanilla. Gradually add sugar. Add milk to desired consistency.


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