Monday, 17 September 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes

This past weekend I made cupcakes for a friend's birthday. She loves Jeanne's Cakes and I wanted peanut butter so this is what I came up with...

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes. A peanut butter cookie bottom, with a chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting, and a mini peanut butter cup to top it off. They took a while to make but they were totally worth the effort, and everyone loved them!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes:

Cookie dough:
1/2 cup butter                    
1/2 cup white sugar              
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg                                 
1/2 cup peanut butter           
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda            
1 tsp vanilla                        
 1 cup flour

Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Mix in egg. Blend in vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt. Scoop into greased cupcake liner and press down.

I used a box chocolate cake mix, which I am justifying because the cupcake has so many things added to it. I also added a few shots of Kahlua to the mix. Spoon cake batter on top of cookie dough, about the same amount of batter as cookie dough. If you add too much the cookie will burn before the cake is fully cooked.

Bake at 350° C for about 18 minutes. (I used silicon cupcake tins so times might be different for metal.)

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1 cup peanut butter              
1 cup butter                            
2 cups icing sugar
100 ml milk                          

Whip peanut butter and softened butter, add milk and beat until well combined. Add icing sugar 1 cup at a time and whip for a minute. 

Wait until cupcakes are COMPLETELY cooled before frosting. enjoy!

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