I bake Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting so often, I’m going to start buying Peanut Butter in Gallon containers. Seems like lately, every time I say…”what should I bake?”, the response is, “cupcakes with peanut butter frosting!”
Really? Peanut butter? That stuff that sticks to the roof of your mouth? That stuff that goes on a sandwich with jelly? I guess my people feel peanut butter deprived… since I don’t really like it, so mostly forget to buy it.
These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting may just change my buying habits. The cupcake is a moist, dark chocolate cake… I’ve filled the top with a dark Ganache filling…. and then topped it off with a fluffy, sweet, peanuty, peanut butter frosting.
We’ve baked several batches already this week, and they keep vanishing. (I need to get more peanut butter….)
I made these Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Peanut Butter Frosting both with and without the Ganache filling. (I thought the flavors would be too strong for the younger set, turns out… they really like it better that way!) It’s entirely up to you if you want to take the extra step. The recipe for the Ganache is included.
DON’T PANIC! There are a lot of ingredients, but these cupcakes are a snap to make.
(Plus, you will find step-by-step assembly instructions with photos are below to help you along.)
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
Step-By-Step Photos For Assembling Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Peanut Butter Frosting
(Don’t you just love visual aids?)
Bake the Cupcakes
Scoop a bit out of the top… my coffee scoop is perfect for this
Fill the Hole with Ganache
Put the Lid Back On
Frost the Cupcakes
(I like to use my Ateco Pastry Bag Set… the Tips are perfect for that swirl.)
Peanut Allergy Warning
NOTE- There are a lot of kids out there with Peanut Allergies. To be safe, make sure anyone eating one knows that the frosting contains peanut butter. I generally don’t send these along to school functions, because there are too many kids I just don’t know.
You can decide for yourself if it is appropriate to bring Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting to Bake Sales. If I do, I sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts as a visual warning sign.
Disposable Cupcake Carriers
Need to drop cupcake off at an event? These Disposable cupcake Carriers get the cupcakes there safely, and you don’t have to worry about getting your expensive carrier back.