Hello all– Peanut Butter & Chocolate– goes together like peaches & cream or bacon & eggs. It’s just a pretty irresistible combination. I’m imagining this could be a hit at your 4th of July Bar-b-que!!
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES WITH PB CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar (about 3 2/3 cups)
3 to 4 tab. milk
Make the cake mix according to the recipe on the box. (Mine used 1/2 cup oil, 1 1/4 cup water and 3 eggs.) Use an electric mixer– and also add in the 1/3 cup peanut butter.
Use cupcake paper liners in cupcake pans to make 24 cupcakes. Fill the cupcake cups 1/2 full with batter and the pop them into a 350 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the cupcakes are firm to the touch.
Let the cupcakes cool before you frost them.
To make the frosting, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the milk, a little at a time until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
Top the cupcakes with frosting and dig in!