Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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This month’s theme ingredient for Cupcake Hero is peanut butter.  Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods and a definite staple in our kitchen cabinets.  I had a couple of ideas for a peanut butter-themed cupcake and this post will show you my first one, the chocolate peanut butter cup cupcake.  I realize that the chocolate and peanut butter combination will probably be quite popular in the competition, but they just taste so great together that I figure that one can’t have enough chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes!  I’m not sure if I’ll get around to my second idea, as we’re preparing to move overseas at the end of the month so we’ll be quite busy.

It might come as no surprise that the inspiration for my chocolate peanut butter cup cupcake came from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, one of my favorite foods in the candy aisle.

My peanut butter cupcake is covering himself in a chocolate peanut butter shell that also holds a pool of creamy peanut butter in the bottom.  The cupcake is double-coated with chocolate ganache and a little peanut sits on top.

This is one rich cupcake and I highly recommend that if you ever attempt to eat one of these to have nearby an ice cold glass of milk!  They are so good and pack a great peanut butter punch.  They also taste great straight from the refrigerator!

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  1. says

    Yum. That looks like a fantastic combination of flavors. I just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it. I’m adding it to my blog reader.

  2. Cupcakes and Sundry says

    Damn girl, now I have to think of another idea for cupcake hero. I was going to make chocolate cupcake shells.

  3. says

    Wow, you’ve outdone yourself again. Your cupcake hero entries are so creative and beautiful. I’m definitely going to have to try these out as I’m peanut butter’s biggest fan! Once again, you get my vote!!

  4. says

    you do not need to add vanilla to your recipe if you have the proper ingredient in the proper proportions. This is why the typical recipes you find on the Web are wrong. An awesome peanut butter filling is easier than you think to make if you know the right ingredients and measurements.
    buttercups cupcakes

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