I should say StuffCakes, that is what we call them round here. Cause all my Cupcakes have 'stuff' in them according to my kids. It's true, I don't make ordinary cupcakes. And today is no exception!
I recently had a cupcake at Crave here in Houston... and decided I needed to make something like myself. You know, cause one is never enough!
Without Further Adieu...
Peanut Butter Overdose Stuffcakes!
1 Cup Firmly packed Brown Sugar
6 Tbs Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Milk
1 1/4 Cups Chocolate chips
Cream together first 3, then add Eggs, Vanilla. Beat until combined. Mix baking powder and flour separate and then add partially to your mixture beating while alternatively adding the milk, until all is added and combined well. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes. Let cool.
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
3/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
1/4 + 1/8 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup smooth Peanut Butter
Combine all but peanut butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a very light boil, stir to create a shiny chocolatey heaven. Reduce heat, add peanut butter and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Cool completely stirring occasionally. Dip Cooled Cupcakes into Cooled Ganache and let rest.
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 Cup Margarine
1/2 Cup Shortening
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Milk
Combine all in a mixer or beat until light and fluffy... try not to consume all before icing your cooled, dipped cupcakes.
Now you may be saying, but I can BUY all of these things in a box and make them, by all means go ahead, I am sure they will be tasty.... but give it a try the old fashioned way... you may never go back!!!