Wednesday, September 29, 2010
peanut butter chocolOTT cupcakes
After seeing these cute cupcake liners that looked like flower petals, the gears in my brain switched directions and I started thinking perhaps I could create a cupcake inspired by our wedding cake. The liners already look like a flower and I figured even me and my limited decorating skills could pull this off.
I baked a chocolate peanut butter chocolate cupcakes. Here is the recipe.
1 pkg. (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 T. milk
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and milk until smooth; set aside.
In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, water, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be thin).
Fill paper-lined cups half full with watter. Drop teaspoon of peanut butter mixture into center of each; cover with remaining batter and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Frost after cooled.
I used my jumbo cupcake pan to set these liners down in.
Then I mixed up frosting using 1/3 cup butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 4 T. Milk. I then scooped out about 1/2 cup of frosting and set it aside. To the remaining frosting I added yellow food coloring to the mix. This is the frosting I used for my petals. To the frosting I set aside I added 3 T. of cocoa powder and this is what I used for the brown centers.
This post was linked to:
Delicious Dish on It's a Blog Party, Cupcake Tuesday on Hoosier Homemade, Works for Me Wednesday from We are That Family, Penny Pinching Wednesdays at The Thrifty Home, Look what I made at Creations by Kara, Show us What You are Working on at Me and My Bucket, Make it Yours Day on My Backyard Eden, Bargarin Brag Wednesdays at Bargarin Shopping Paradise, Whats Cookin' Wednesday.