Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Peanut butter Filling

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanutbutter Filling

These cupcakes are so rich in chocolate and I always use this classic chocolate cupcakes recipe, but this time I decided to change it up a bit! One of my favorite combinations of flavors is chocolate and peanut butter, so why not stuff the inside of a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter? I’m a huge fan of Reese’s and this cupcake has the same taste of flavors! Easy and so good.

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin cups with paper liner. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water; whisk to combine. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  2. Divide batter among muffin cups (filling each about 2/3 full) and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pans on wire racks, 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to racks and let cool completely. Frost as desired.

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 2 1/2 cups (about 15 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  1. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put butter, confectioners’ sugar, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add melted chocolate, and mix until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Peanut butter Filling:

  • peanut butter
  1. If you have a cupcake corer, use that to take out the middle of each cupcake. If you don’t, just use a knife to carefully take out a small amount of the middle of the cupcake.
  2. Then fill in the core with a small amount of peanut butter.
  3. Use desired tip in a frosting bag to frost the top of the cupcake with the chocolate frosting.
  4. Enjoy!



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