Thursday, July 2, 2009

The first b-day cupcake recipe...

So Hunt wanted Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes for his birthday (along with two other kinds) and this is what I came up with.

For the cake, I went to and found this recipe:
3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups sour cream
1 1/3 cups boiling water

1.In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture. Mix on low just until combined. Stir in water until blended. Pour into cupcake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For the filling, you mix 2 cups peanut butter and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Make it into little balls and push them into the cupcakes before baking.
For the frosting, I used this recipe from Serious Eats:

- makes 2 1/2 cups (enough to frost 14 cupcakes) -

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup peanut butter

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 tablespoon milk (a few drops more if needed)

1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

2. On low speed, slowly add 1 cup sugar, then a few drops milk. Increase mixer speed to medium-high, and mix thoroughly. Add remaining sugar and a few more drops milk if necessary.

3. Increase mixer speed to high, and mix until frosting is fluffy and reaches a good spreading consistency. Use immediately.

And they were AWESOME!!!!!

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