Deluxe Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe

Deluxe Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe

Deluxe and delicious! These rich, flavourful Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are a peanut butter and chocolate lover's dream.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
BAKE
22 min
YIELD
54 servings

Ingredients

1 2/3 cupsall-purpose flour (400 mL)
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
1/2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda (2 mL)
3/4 cup butter (175 mL)
1 1/2 cupsbrown sugar (375 mL)
2 eggs (2)
1/2 cupsour cream (125 mL)
1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
3/4 cupboiling water (175 mL)
FROSTING
2 cupsCHIPITS Peanut Butter Chips (500 mL)
1 cupsoftened butter (250 mL)
1 tspvanilla (5 mL)
CHIPITS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with large, paper liners.
    2. Stir flour with cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
    3. Beat butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla until combined.
    4. Using low speed, gradually blend in dry mixture and mix until combined. Slowly, pour in boiling water; scrape down sides of bowl and mix on low just until combined.
    5. Divide batter evenly between lined cups. Bake for 22 minutes or until a tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely.
    6. Frosting: Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave on MEDIUM (50%); microwave for 1 to 2 minutes; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
    7. Beat butter and vanilla with melted chips until fluffy. Pipe or spread the frosting over the cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate chips.

    Tip:
    • Using a piping bag with a star-shaped tip gives these cupcakes their bakery-made look.

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