Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

The recipe Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting is ready in about 18 minutes and is definitely an outstanding lacto ovo vegetarian option for lovers of American food. This dessert has 397 calories, 6g of protein, and 30g of fat per serving. For 55 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 24. Head to the store and pick up baking powder, creamy peanut butter, water, and a few other things to make it today. 312 people found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. It is brought to you by Cook Like a Champion Blog. With a spoonacular score of 25%, this dish is rather bad. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache, Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting.

Servings: 24

Cooking duration: 18 minutes

 

Ingredients:

¾ teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 sticks plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

Pinch of coarse salt

3¼ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, divided

1 cup creamy peanut butter

Melted dark chocolate for drizzling, optional

½ cup plus 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder

3 large eggs, at room temperature

2¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup heavy cream, chilled

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup sour cream

1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water

Equipment:

oven

whisk

bowl

sauce pan

hand mixer

wire rack

toothpicks

spatula

Cooking instruction summary:

Heat oven to 350º. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Combine the cocoa powder and water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Combine the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-low speed for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is cool. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla and cocoa powder and continue mixing until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low speed, blend in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix each addition until just incorporated, then scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. Cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. Combine the heavy cream and ¼ cup of the confectioners’ sugar in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, taking care not to over mix. Transfer the whipped cream to a separate bowl. In the now empty mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and peanut butter. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 45 seconds. Reduce speed and slowly add the remaining confectioners’ sugar to the bowl and mix in, gradually increasing the speed. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and continue beating on high speed until very fluffy, about 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Use a large spatula to gently fold about a third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter frosting to lighten it. Once incorporated, gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until no streaks remain.Frost the cupcakes as desired and drizzle with melted chocolate.

 

Step by step:


1. Heat oven to 350º. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

2. Combine the cocoa powder and water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

3. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

4. Combine the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

5. Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-low speed for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture is cool. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla and cocoa powder and continue mixing until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low speed, blend in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

6. Mix each addition until just incorporated, then scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. Cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

7. Combine the heavy cream and ¼ cup of the confectioners’ sugar in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, taking care not to over mix.

8. Transfer the whipped cream to a separate bowl. In the now empty mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and peanut butter. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 45 seconds. Reduce speed and slowly add the remaining confectioners’ sugar to the bowl and mix in, gradually increasing the speed.

9. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and continue beating on high speed until very fluffy, about 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Use a large spatula to gently fold about a third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter frosting to lighten it. Once incorporated, gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until no streaks remain.Frost the cupcakes as desired and drizzle with melted chocolate.


Nutrition Information:

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398k Calories
5g Protein
30g Total Fat
29g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
398k
20%

Fat
30g
46%

  Saturated Fat
16g
102%

Carbohydrates
29g
10%

  Sugar
17g
19%

Cholesterol
87mg
29%

Sodium
221mg
10%

Alcohol
0.19g
1%

Caffeine
4mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin A
778IU
16%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Phosphorus
106mg
11%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Folate
34µg
9%

Magnesium
32mg
8%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
7%

Iron
1mg
7%

Fiber
1g
7%

Zinc
0.7mg
5%

Potassium
160mg
5%

Vitamin B6
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.56µg
4%

Calcium
37mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.34mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.13µg
2%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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