Monday, July 19, 2010

Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting




Happy Monday!!! I know Monday is a hard day for most of us...so I thought, what better way to start the week than with cupcakes!!!



I hadn't made a peanut butter frosting yet so I thought I would try one out. I chose to make it with cream cheese and OH MY GOODNESS...it is sooooo good. It tastes a little bit like peanut butter cheesecake filling and it is amazing!!!!!!!! If you love peanut butter and/or chocolate, you have to try these recipes!! You can even use this peanut butter frosting as a dip. I dipped chocolate chip cookies in it and it was amazing. (I know that I should not be eating like that but I couldn't help it.) I got to thinking that it would be pretty darn amazing if you dipped apples in it!! Or even celery...carrots...strawberries...YUM! I need to make some more of it and try them all out. For testing purposes of course... :)









Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 12



3/4 cup of all-purpose flour 
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
6 tablespoons of hot water
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons of buttermilk
1 large egg
1 large egg white


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a seperate bowl with an electric mixer, combine cocoa and 6 tablespoons of hot water until a thick paste forms.

4. Add butter, buttermilk, egg, and egg white; beat until combined.

5. Whisk in flour mixture until smooth.

6. Fill cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.













Peanut Butter Frosting

6 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup of confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of creamy peanut butter 
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of heavy cream


1. Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar with a mixer on medium speed.

2. Add salt, mix. Then peanut butter, mix. Then vanilla, mix.

3. In a seperate bowl, whisk cream until soft peaks form, and then fold into peanut butter mixture.

4. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. (Bring to room temperature, and beat on low speed until smooth before using.)




















35 comments:

  1. That icing looks so GOOD! These look so neatly baked, really professional! I have never had peanut butter icing in my whole life so this looks like something I'd like to try! Thank you for starting off my Monday with cupcakes :)

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  2. What a way to cheer us up on a yucky Monday morning - yay for Amy Cupcake!! x

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  3. These look heavenly! I keep wanting to take a cake baking/decorating class. Maybe I should and then the two of us could start our own bakery on the side. I know lots of people who make good extra money that way!

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  4. I heart peanut butter and chocolate. I can't wait to give this recipe a try.


    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I MUST try these, my husband loves dark chocolate anything and I love peanut butter. Thanks for posting this!! :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! Can I just order these from you and you can ship them to me?? I crave peanut butter lately and these sound amazing!

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  7. You've got to move to Memphis and open a bakery! Your cupcakes always look amazing!

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  8. Wow! These look scrumptious!!
    I saw a preview on TLC for a new Cupcake show that is airing this Friday at 10 pm I believe?
    I thought of you!! Its about a cupcake business in DC! I still think you should have your own store!!

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  9. Oh hello delcious looking cupcakes!! I wish I had one of these for breakfast! I love cupcakes & peanut butter? I would never think it would be used but the recipe sounds delcious! With my new place I'm going to be making alot of cupcakes!!

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  10. Thanks for linking up, girl!! Once again...GREAT looking cupcakes!! :o) I admire how much you are able to visit other people!! :o)

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  11. Ummmm, my mouth is watering. No kidding, watering. Those look divine!

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  12. Yum those look great!
    I'm your newest follower from MGM.
    I can't wait to hear more about your oil face washing method also!

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  13. Those look delicious!! Now I'm craving cupcakes :)

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  14. Are you kidding!!!! These look and sound so good, I am tempted to take a half day so I can run home and make them! Good job girl!

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  15. Oh my! Your cupcakes always look so professional! And DELICIOUS!!! I love anything with peanut butter and these sound divine. Hope you had a great weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

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  16. Wow!! Yummy! Those look incredible and your icing if perfect!! How did you do that?? Thanks for sharing the recipe, I love anything with PB :)

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  17. O.M.G. They look way too yummy! I have always wanted to make pb&c cupcakes!

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  18. holy moly! if there's anything better than just chocolate cake, it's DARK chocolate cake. if my kitchen weren't the size of a closet, i'd def be makin these!

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  19. This is a great way to start a Monday. You seriously should be a baker. These look delicious and beautiful!

    xo Marcie

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  20. Did you say peanut butter frosting?? You know PB is one of my favorite foods EVER! Yumm!!

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  21. peanut butter frosting... my favourite!! they look oh so yum!!

    Ruth,
    Underneath His Wrapping

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  22. these looks amazing!!! I am dying to try one right now!

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  23. YUM, what's better than chocolate and peanut butter? These look and sound delicious, I can't wait to try these!
    I am a new follower from Meet&Greet Monday, so glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful evening!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

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  24. These look AMAZING!! I need them right this minute!!

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  25. Okay we've talked about this but please send in your app for Cupcake Wars! You'd be so great! And by the way, you had me at PB and Chocolate!!! With recipes like this how do you NOT weigh 900 pounds!?

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  26. When I read the title of this post, I thought "I better not scroll down. I know I'm going to give into temptation." Well I scrolled anyway. These look amazing! I will be making these now :)

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  27. i can not even tell you how divine that looks!!

    i LOVE peanut butter and i am SO excited to try this out!

    cute blog by the way!

    xo

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  28. YUM-MY! Don't you know I have 39 days left to stay super-skinny for my wedding gown??? Why do you torture me so? Hehe - I will have to try this recipe after our "I do's"... XO

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  29. I’m drooling over here! These cupcakes look so good. Proof once again that you just need to open a cupcake café ;)

    I would be dipping anything I could get my hands on in that PB frosting…yum!

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  30. Yum those cupcakes look absolutely divine! As always! Anything you make looks fab!

    xo

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  31. These look incredibly scrumptious!!!!

    Thanks for the comment ♥
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  32. Gosh, what a beautiful cupcake! You're a really talented baker! And I love the buttermilk chocolate cake recipe. Thanks!

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  33. I'm actually drooling! You found my soft spot ;)

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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