Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A cupcake for Dad ~ Devils Food Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Are you looking for a decadent cupcake that will tempt your taste buds? If so, look no farther! :) These cupcakes are delicious........NOTE: they are not however, low calorie!! That's okay.........it's for Father's Day right?? :)


Devil's Food Cupcakes
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 cup hot water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream, room temperature


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Peanut Butter Frosting
3 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp pure Vanilla Extract
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
3-4 Tbsp Milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Put cupcake liners in muffin tins. Whisk together cocoa and hot water until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Melt butter with sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to combine. Remove from heat, and pour into a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat until mixture is cooled, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add vanilla, then cocoa mixture, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, and beating until just combined after each.

Divide batter evenly among lined cups. Push a Reese's cup into the center of the batter--making sure the cup is completely covered. **Note....I did not have enough Reese's so I added the Peanut Butter/ Chocolate Swirl chips to the batter instead. This was very good also!!!** Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 15 minutes.


Make the frosting but do not frost until the cupcakes are cool!!

Now you can frost and put a mini Reese's cup on top.....just for fun!!!


or not............it's your choice. :)

Hope you enjoy these cupcakes........
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16 sweet chicks commented here:

Kara said...

These look very similar to a chocolate peanut butter cake I make. I'll have to try them. Thanks so much for linking up!

Sharon said...

Oh my I gained 5 pounds just looking at those yummy cupcakes.lol
I will have to try them soon.
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.
Hugs

Wendi said...

I plan to try the frosting very, very soon!

ohiofarmgirl said...

They look so yummy...do we have a points plus count on that...lol. Dianntha

Julie Harward said...

THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT...I AM LOVING THIS CUPCAKE! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? IT LOOKS DIVINE! :D

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Yum! I need to do something special like that for my hubby!
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Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

OMGosh! Those look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing...will be glad to get internet at my new home so I can post pics and catch up on blogging!!

Have a great weekend!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

OMGosh! Those look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing...will be glad to get internet at my new home so I can post pics and catch up on blogging!!

Have a great weekend!

Back in the Day said...

These look delicious!!! I gained 5 pounds just looking at them!

Farmchick said...

Thanks everyone. :)

Linda-- I do have one email address on my blog.........is that what you mean??

Farmchick said...

Dianntha~ I could figure out the points but I don't WANT to know!!! hahaha

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That sounds wonderful! I know my hubby would love that combination! Think I might try giving in a try! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Have a great upcoming weekend! :)

Tammy

LoveCupcakes said...

Every father's heart will be touch with this tasty cupcake. Perfect for fathers day treat.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those look delicious!!!

Beth E. said...

Yummo! Chocolate and peanut butter...always a delicious combination!

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