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 allrecipes.com and found this recipe:
3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
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: