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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting is so rich and decadent and makes for a delicious creative cupcake idea.

3 Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with peanut butter frosting on a gold tray

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

This week I made some Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for a friend’s birthday. I love the fact that we like the same flavors so it made it easy.  There is just something about this peanut butter frosting that I could eat it for dinner as the main course. I mean it is protein, right?

Her birthday was over the weekend and I surprised her with a dozen cupcakes. She had some company over for her birthday so she was nice enough to share with them.  I really like to give cupcakes because they are just the right size and it is like a little gift that you unwrap, just before you eat it.

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How do you make these moist dark chocolate cupcakes?

For the cupcakes, I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate cocoa powder and then topped it off with peanut butter frosting with a chocolate ganache drizzle on top. They were really moist and they were topped with a creamy delicious frosting, and I added a peanut butter chip on top. Yum Yum.

Chocolate cupcake recipe with peanut butter frosting with a chocolate happy birthday note on top
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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting is so rich and decadent and makes for an easy dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 594kcal
Author Candi Elm

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 2/3 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cup hot water
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoon Milk

Chocolate Ganache Optional

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Line your cupcake pan with greaseproof liners.
    • Mix your butter and sugar in electric mixer until creamed. Add one egg at a time. Add Vanilla. Start mixing your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Sift with a whisk. Start alternating your dry ingredients into your butter with water. Stop mixer and scrape bowl and mix again.
    • Bake cupcakes 18 – 20 minutes and remove from oven and cool.
    • Frosting:
    • Start mixing, butter and peanut butter, add powder sugar and vanilla. Mix all ingredients adding milk at the end and using enough to make a good consistency.
    • Once cool Frost cupcakes.
    • Add optional ganache with fork or piping bag.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.3mg
    Dark Chocolate cupcake recipe with peanut butter frosting with a chocolate happy birthday note on top

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    11 Comments

    1. Hi there! Visiting from the Lou Lou Girls’ link party. This look so yummy! I love how dark the chocolate cake looks. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I also host a link party on Mondays on my blog, and it would be great if you could join us!

    2. I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother’s Day! Lou Lou Girls

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