October 31, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These decadent cupcakes are rich and fudgy - a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

Recipe adapted from: Sis. Boom. [blog!]
Ingredients - chocolate batter
170g dark chocolate
113g butter
125g white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
105g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (if using unsalted butter/margarine)

Ingredients - peanut butter filling
92g icing sugar
52g butter
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 tsp salt (if using unsalted butter/margarine)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 165 C (325 F) and prepare your cupcake tin with patty pans.

2. Make the chocolate batter.  Melt the chocolate and butter and set aside to cool.

3. Beat the eggs and sugar with the vanilla, then add the cooled chocolate mixture.  Set this batter aside.

4. Make the peanut butter filling.  Melt the butter and mix it with the icing sugar, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract.  My mixture wasn't very liquid so I heated the bowl above a saucepan of boiling water to make everything a bit more workable.  (Only do this if you're using an appropriate bowl!)

5. Assemble the cupcakes.  Spoon some of the chocolate mixture into the patty pans then plop some of the peanut butter filling on top.  Use a toothpick or a small knife to swirl the batter around.

6. Bake the cupcakes for about 30 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs on it.

7. Let the cupcakes cool and then consume at your leisure!

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