Peanut Butter Cupcake

Chocolate and peanut butter is a much-loved combination, something Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups capitalized on long ago. I am always inventing new ways to combine these two beloved flavours, hence, the birth of the PB&Cake.

Step 1:

Whip out your favourite peanut butter cookie recipe. I have tried many, but nothing compares to a good ol’ secret family recipe.  After combining said magical ingredients, roll uniform balls of cookie dough and place on greased baking sheet. For the finishing touch, take a fork and create a crisscross atop each cookie. Before popping them in the oven I give them a little sprinkle of sugar.

Note: I am a big fan of the ‘soft’ cookie, especially when the cookie is being used as a cupcake topper (hint, hint)! Taking this important factor into consideration, make sure not to over bake your batch.

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Step 2:

Allow the cookies to cool and prepare to get your cupcake on! Any chocolate cupcake recipe will do, EVEN a box mix. There are so many delicious factors to this desert, obsessing over the best chocolate cupcake recipe is not necessary. Fill cupcake holders ¾ full with your batter of choice and give them their turn in the oven.

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Step 3:

If your mouth wasn’t already watering, here comes the best part. In order to bring the peanut butter cookie and the chocolate cupcake together we will be using peanut butter frosting.

***WARNING*** When in close proximity to peanut butter frosting, one may not be able to contain finger-licking behavior.

Now that you’ve been warned, combine

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 TBSP milk

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Step 4:

Take a break; you’ve earned it after all that! Allow the cupcakes time to cool. I also find it helpful to let the frosting sit in the fridge for a little while (20 minutes) before working with it.

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Step 5:

You are now rested and have all the components necessary for assembling a PB&Cake. Take your chocolate cupcake; apply peanut butter frosting as the ‘glue’ that holds the cookie on top. Your final product should look something like this (show picture) and taste something like peanut-butter-chocolate-bliss.

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Step 6:

Indulge! …and maybe share with your friends.

 
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