Peanut Butter Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Frosting

It was my 8 year olds first day in school after the winter vacay and I wanted to make sure something special waited for him when he got back. Of late he has gotten hooked on to the Masterchef series and has been picking up culinary jargons which of course makes his mama very pleased. I am also hoping this would broaden his eating horizon as well as he will overcome his fear to try out different things as and when . Now peanut butter is not something he would particularly enjoy but in the avatar of a cupcake with a gooey chocolate frosting , it will surely brighten up his day.

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The initial idea was to make some cookies but then I came across this at Sallys Baking Addiction – a truly wonderful blog to follow if you are an avid baker. The recipe is loosely based on hers with my twist of the chocolate cream frosting which is very different from your usual ganache , but so delicious.

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Peanut Butter Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Frosting
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Recipe type: baked goodies
Cuisine: continental
Serves: 12 cupcakes
 
An easy way to use up peanut butter
Ingredients
  • For the Cupcakes:
  • Flour - 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar - 1 cup or a little less
  • Eggs - 2 nos
  • Butter - ¼th a cup
  • Peanut Butter - ½ a cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp.
  • For the Chocolate cream frosting:
  • Powdered sugar - 4 tbsp.
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp.
  • Cream - 2 tbsp. - I used Aul low fat cream
  • Butter - ½ a cup
Instructions
  1. For the cupcakes:
  2. In a bowl whisk together the sugar, butter and peanut butter. Use a handblender for better results.
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  5. Add the vanilla essence.
  6. Add the flour mixture in two batches , folding it into the sugar- butter mixture.
  7. Add the milk and give it one good stir.
  8. Fill up the prepared muffin cups with this mixture and bake for 15- 20 mins in a preheated oven at 180 deg C.
  9. Once done, let it cool before frosting the cupcakes.
  10. For the Frosting:
  11. In a bowl, whisk the butter well. Add the sugar and cocoa powder I, and whisk it into a smooth mixture. Add the cream and mix well.
  12. Fill up a piping bag with your favourite nozzle.
  13. Fill this mixture in and frost the cupcakes. Garnish with some sprinkles of your choice.
 

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