Monday, August 30, 2010

Another cupcake recipe

Ok I am in love with this book! 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 minutes I would recommend it to anyone! I have tried several of the recipes and LOVED every one! I have to post just one more, which is my current favorite. Chocolate Peanut butter cup! TO DIE FOR! I gave up some of these babies(because I would have eaten all 24 had I not) and everyone I gave them to said the same thing TO DIE FOR! Try them for yourself. There is a whole Reese's Peanut butter cup hiding inside! Super easy and super yummy! If you like cupcakes, this book is for you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix (I used the chocolate fudge)
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 bag chocolate peanut butter cups (a regular bag only has 14 cups in it.. so I bought 3 of the 8 packs, had as many as I needed and it was about the same price as the bag)

Mix together cake mix, eggs, and milk. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter into paper liners and place a peanut butter cup on top then fill liners 3/4 full with more batter. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack. Frost when completely cooled.

Peanut butter frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, room temp.
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 TBSP milk or cream
1 tsp vanilla

Combine peanut butter and butter in a large bowl, mixing together until light and fluffly. Stop mixer and add sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Start slow and mix together, gradually increasing the speed. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add 1 tablespoon milk if frosting is too thick.



These sound great! Question for you though - the milk and eggs that you mix into the chocolate cake mix... is that mixed in AFTER you make the batter according to the box directions, or do you disregard the box directions and just mix the dry ingredients of the box mix with the eggs and milk? Thanks!

Tagg said...

Do disregard the box directions.

Tagg said...

Sorry I am on my hubby's laptop and forgot to log in as me! hehe

teemoney said...

Thanks for the quick response -- and great, will do! Any brand of mix that you prefer over others for this recipe?

Tagg said...

I just buy the better crocker mixes usually. I make a lot of cupcakes so I stock up when they are on sale.

teemoney said...

PERFECT - Bett(er)y Crocker it is! :)