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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes

Yes, these are Halloween cupcakes, and yes I realize it is a tad too early. But I LOVE Halloween and I'm super excited to make delicious Halloween treats and since my mom and sister are visiting, it is time to try out some fun stuff!

These are chocolate cupcakes with a peanut butter cup baked right into the center. Peanut butter frosting, Reeses Pieces spiders and chocolate webs and legs. If I were to do these again, I would probably leave out the peanut butter cup because I didn't feel like it really enhanced the cupcake at all, it was hardly noticeable. But I loved the frosting (a recipe my grandma gave me to try a while back) it is surprisingly light and fluffy. I also think I would use frosting instead of melting chocolate for the webs because it would have been easier to control and I got a little sloppy.

Peanut Butter Icing
1/2 C butter
1/2 C shortening
1 C peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 T milk

Combine butter, shortening, and peanut butter until creamy. Add sugar and salt. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until you get a nice spreadable consistency.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're so cute posing with your cupcakes. You should use that as your profile picture!

Monica H