Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes


       There are very few things from my childhood that I still need on a weekly basis
 other than Peanut Butter Cups. I instantly get transported back to the 80"s sitting on my
 my front step and savoring every last bite as a child. These days I just try to put them in
 as many baked goods as I possibly can. Trust me when I say that you are going to love
 these! Enjoy.

                                   Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

      1/2 cup butter, softened
      1 cup sugar
      1 egg
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/2 cup baking cocoa
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1/2 cup water
      1/2 cup buttermilk

      In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
      Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture
      alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

      Frosting
      1 cup confectioners sugar
      1 cup creamy peanut butter
      5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
      1/3 cup heavy cream

      Place confectioners sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in bowl and mix
      on low speed until combined. Frost on cooled cupcakes and top with peanut
      butter cups.

69 comments:

  1. You have the most impressive and drool-worthy recipes!!

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  2. WOW, those have Debbiedoo's name all over them. TUMMY! Thanks for sharing Val.

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  3. Now this is JUST CRAZY!!!!!! CRAZY YUMMY! How in the world do you do all this beautiful food??!!! I would be a million pounds!

    :) Jenn

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  4. The trick is to eat one and pass them along. SIGH.

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  5. I have a friend who is obsessed with RPBC I will have to give this recipe to his wife!

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  6. I can't wait to make these! there is truly nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter. i pity the people who have peanut allergies!

    www.natyouraveragegirl.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my gosh I am dying from just the picture. This would be a great summer party dessert.

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  8. Those look delicious! And beautiful too!

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  9. Ohhhh yes. Those look to die for. You are a girl after my own heart. = )

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  10. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT gonna try those!! NO WAY!!!!! *sigh*;)

    Love
    Lynda

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  11. You can't go wrong with this combo! They look delish!

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  12. YUM! I am sitting here writing out my grocery list and laughing at how every list I make includes ingredients for one of your recipes, ha! These look delicious:)

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  13. Val - these sound so good!!! Your photos make me want to reach out and grab one!

    Alissa @33shadesofgreen

    Blogger is messed up and won't let me leave comments so I'm posting as anonymous.

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  14. Oh wow, these look delicious! I hope you're having a great Wednesday honey.

    I'm having a fabulous giveaway, including my new book! if you get a chance to enter, head on over! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  15. omg YUM! love me some chocolate and peanut butter :) xoxo jillian:: enter to win a leigh viner print!

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  16. YES please! These look fabulous! Adding to my must-make NOW list :)

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  17. These are ridiculous! I might as well just rub them right on my hips! yum

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  18. Exquisite!! Seriously, those look like they are to DIE for!! I am definitely going to be making these. Thank you so much for sharing! YUM-O!!! XOXO ~Liz

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment on my laundry room, you made my day! *smile*

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  19. i totally wish i liked peanut butter...but these are perfect to make for the hubs and not be tempted at all :)

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  20. Best ever. Best. Wait...did the person above me say the don't like peanut butter? Is that possible?!

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  21. Girl you are so talented...where do you get all these FAB ideas?

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  22. mmm chocolate & peanut butter is one of my favorite indulgences.

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  23. Oh boy, I love them too, best candy ever and they make this cupcake looks so good! ;D

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  24. Oh wow, that looks so amazing! I'm going to have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

    Girl about Town XxX

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  25. Val I I can't believe how good these look, yum!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Giveaway from Tracy Porter

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  26. I love these. How can you get any better than peanut butter and chocolate?

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  27. My all time fav combo!!!! These look so delish and have me craving some pb/choc right now!

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  28. OH I've made a version of these before but yours look SOOO much better! Yummmmmm!!!!!

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  29. These look ridiculously good! I'm going to have to make them sometime...chocolate + peanut butter = perfection!

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  30. Yum yum Val! I feel the exact same way about peanut butter cups as does my husband; heck, he has a secret stash out in the garage that he "thinks" I don't know about. I could so go for one of these cupcakes right about now.

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  31. Really??? YOU'RE KILLING ME!!!!! These look AMAZING! Not at all good for my diet.

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  32. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Those look delicious! I will be making those for sure. I just know they'll be a big hit with the family!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Gorgeous :) I Love that you left the cups in big pieces and put them on top. Deliciousness!

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  34. Any chance you could bring a batch over to me? Haha!

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  35. I was waiting for your post to pop up today! Love reading and those sweets look delicious! Not a peanut butter person but this is one I might have to try.

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  36. YUM YUM YUM!!!! I can't think of anything yummier!

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  37. It is 11:00 pm here and now I want chocolate! :) These look so good and I love peanut butter cups!
    XO

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  38. Val, you're torturing me! I'm trying to eat healthy :)

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  39. My favorite combination - these look amazing!

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  40. Ahh, no way!! These could be my favorite things ever:)

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  41. My daughter is sitting next to me reading this with me and she's like, "um mom, you must make those...PLEASE" :)

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  42. Absolutely glorious! Seriously, they look so good!

    Heather

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  43. These look and sound delicious!! I think my family might fight over these :-) They all love this combo.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  44. These look so delicious! - And a little dangerous haha - I think I could easily eat half a batch in one sitting! We don't get reese's in South Africa (I know right!?) but on my next visit home I will have to make them for my family!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  45. Dessert for my eyes! Thanks Val.

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  46. Oh Val you always make me so incredibly hungry! These look delish! :) xoxo

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  47. These look delicious. I think they must put crack in Reese's peanut butter cups because I feel the strong need to eat the entire bag of minis rather than just one...

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  48. I'm adding this to my Pinterest line up so I can remember this for my hubs Bday next month. He'd love this!

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  49. oh friend! your killin me!!!!

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  50. I've been craving a sweet! Peanut butter cookies came to mind-but these look delicious! I may have to give them a try!
    -lynn

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  51. Those look ridiculous awesome! My husband is a HUGE Reese's fan, I may need to make these for him for our anniversary

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  52. This recipe is just for me! I eat peanut butter everyday, so Ive got to make these! I just hope I don't eat them all!

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  53. To eat. But The TRICK would be in me passing them on. No way.
    I suddenly have an urge to get out the peanut butter and chocolate....

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  54. Your photography is beautiful! I love how you have decorated these delicious little treats!

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  55. These cupcakes look amazing! You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter desserts!

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  56. these looks AMAZING!!! seriously, now i need some reeses or something!

    XOXO

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  57. Holy cow, these look incredible! Do you deliver??

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  58. I'll have 2! With extra PB cups!!! =) YUM!

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  59. I sooooo need those cupcakes right now!

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  60. Oh my goodness gracious! These look delicious! I am definitely going to have to try it sometime soon!

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  61. No one can top your recipes...goodness these look amazing! I can't wait to get home and try all of these!! (:

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  62. Yum! I'll take one of these right now!

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  63. Heaven is where I'll be when I eat one of these!
    ~ Sue

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  64. Oh my goodness...your love for peanut butter cups makes my husband love me even more since I often make your treats for him :) Do you refrigerate the cups before you cut them up? They look so sharply cut!

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  65. My Wusthof knives take all the credit for the cut. I'm sure you could refrigerate them for a bit before you cut. These are soooooo yummy.

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  66. Oh my gosh, I love peanut butter cups! These are a must make!

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  67. oh wow!! those look amazing! Im addicted to the little ones at Starbucks-but these look 10 times better!

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