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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 594kcal
Author: Candi Elm


  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 2/3 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 ts baking soda
  • 1/4 ts baking powder
  • 1 ts 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 ts Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TB Milk

Chocolate Ganache Optional


    • 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.


    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