I think I am one of the rare people that is not a huge fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination. Yes, I enjoy eating several Reese's cups in one sitting, but anything besides that has never really been at the top of my favorites list; I think this is because I feel the peanut butter over powers everything. So when I came across these cupcakes, I went into it knowing I would probably not love these (which meant I would eat 2 instead of 10).
I found the recipe from My Baking Addiction, but I strayed from it a bit. I used the same frosting recipe but a different cake.
(I will post the recipe for that at the end of this entry.)
|Here are the cakes all baked up|
|They were just a plain chocolate but were moist and really fluffy|
|But then I frosted them...|
|Then I added the peanut butter cups, and I couldn't resist anymore|
(makes 24-27 cakes)
2 Cups sugar
1 3/4 Cups flour
3/4 Cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Cup whole milk
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 Cup boiling water
-Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
-Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute
-Stir in boiling water
-Fill liners 2/3 full and bake for 22-24 minutes @ 350
This recipe is also from, "My Baking Addiction," I just could not find the link on her page.
These were pretty easy to make and I was really happy with how they turned out. I gave them to my students the next day and they pretty much inhaled them, so I would say they are definite crowd pleasers. :)