Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Another “big” birthday to celebrate, so another party to make something for.  I plumped for the sticky peanut butter cake from Divine, but as they were easier to carry, decided to make cupcakes rather than the intended sandwich cake.  This is what I did:
  • Creamed 175g unsalted butter with 175g brown sugar until mixture really light in colour.
  • Beat in 1 duck egg & 2 large chicken eggs (had run out of duck eggs) alternately with  150g of sifted wholemeal flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 30g cocoa powder
  • Finally stirred in 1 tsp vanilla essence and 2 tbsp milk.
  • Filled cupcake cases to about 3/4.
  • Baked these for 17 mins at 180°C (gas 4).
Meanwhile made the peanut butter icing by:
  • Melting 100g high cocoa content (36%) milk chocolate with 25g unsalted butter.
  • When cooled slightly stirred in 125g smooth peanut butter until mixture was smooth.
  • Poured a good tbsp of this onto top of each cupcake.
  • Decorated all with chocolate coated peanuts.
If making the sandwich cake, you will need two 20cm sandwich tins.  There was more than enough of both mixtures for the cupcakes, so I made a mini sandwich cake with the remainder.  The cupcakes seemed to go down very well with the children.


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    7th October 2012

    coo this sounds really yummy. my daughter made cupcakes for her brother’s birthday and put one spoonful of choc cake mix into the paper case and then a spoonful of nutella then covered with a second spoon of cake mix. Then she made it into a butterfly cake with more nutella and topped it with Reese’s pieces. His verdict was yummy!!!!
    Bet he’d love your cakes too. I’m going to try it soon

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    Anna-Marie Donnelly
    2nd March 2014

    My two favourite things in the whole world mixed into one cupcake!! Divine! I am making these tomorrow..can’t wait :)

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