Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

 
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Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Chef: Divya Burman
  • Recipe Servings: 18
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

If you love all things sweet and nutty, these delicious peanut butter and chocolate bar cupcakes will prove totally irresistible!

Ingredients of Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cupcakes

  • For the Cake:
  • 150 g (5 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, chopped
  • 115 g (4 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g (4 1/2 oz) crunchy peanut butter
  • 125 g (4 1/2 oz) self-raising flour
  • 30 g (1 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz) milk
  • For the Frosting:
  • 3 oz butter
  • 6 oz icing sugar
  • 1 oz cocoa powder (depending on how strong you want it)
  • 1 tsp of water
  • Roasted and cut (in small pieces) hazelnuts
  • 1-2 bars of chocolate cut into small pieces

How to Make Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cupcakes

  • For the Cake:
  • 1.Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4). Line 18 flat-bottomed cake tray holes with paper cases.
  • 2.Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl with electric beaters until light and creamy.
  • 3.Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 4.Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.
  • 5.Fold in the sifted flours alternately with the milk until combined. (e.g add some flour then some milk then some flour etc).
  • 6.Divide the mixture evenly among the cases.
  • 7.Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a fork (yes i test with a fork or knife) comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cake.
  • 8.Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. While it cools make the icing.
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1.Beat 3 oz butter until soft. Sift in 6 oz icing sugar and up to 1 oz of cocoa, depending how strong you want the icing.
  • 2.Add 1 tbsp boiling water and beat until well blended.
  • 3.Put in a pipe (if you have one, or you can simple spread) then gently sprinkle over some roasted hazelnuts and some chocolate pieces
  • 4.NOTE: You can make cupcakes from any of your favorite chocolate bars, just swap the peanut butter for the same grams of that chocolate bar and include it in the topping!

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