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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Indulge! …and maybe share with your friends.