Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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I have a problem.  I am addicted to pinterest and all of the wonderful blogs out there. 

Don't act surprised.  I know it isn't a secret and that you probably already figured it out.  You are a smart bunch!

I spend a lot of time browsing all of the absolutely gorgeous sweets I see and my mouth waters.  Sometimes I see something and I know I want it.  I have to bake it.  It can't go on my "To Bake" list - I have to bake it NOW!

That's how I felt when I saw the Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting on the Brown Eyed Baker.  I have to have it NOW!

Yum - dark chocolate and peanut butter.  One of my favorite flavor combinations.  The cupcake recipe is from Cook's Illustrated and the frosting is from Barefoot Contessa.  I was a little apprehensive though.  I looked at the recipes, the cupcakes seemed yummy, but the frosting, I was worried that the peanut butter would be overpowering.  I have never made peanut butter frosting before.


Would it be overpowering???





Nope - it was perfect.  So creamy.  I almost ate all of the frosting and said forget the cupcakes.  But that doesn't make for a good blog entry :).  I frosted the cupcakes with tip 1M.  This is definitely my favorite tip for cupcakes.  It gives you that wonderful swirl.




Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Frosting (Recipe from Barefoot Contessa at Home)

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jiff)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream

- Cream confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt with an electric mixer.
- Mix on medium-low speed until creamy.
- Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

37 comments:

  1. Wow these look awesome,I need one now :-)

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  2. Ohmygoodness...these look UNBELIEVABLE.
    Hope you have a great weekend - can't wait to see what you make next week :)

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  3. um, yum! And you could just eat the frosting, and then a whole cupcake late for the blog. No one would be the wiser! these sound so good.

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  4. 1. You know how I am with chocolate and peanut butter. 2. These are gorgeous! I love the piping. :)

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    1. Thanks Dorothy. I am the same way with the flavor combo!

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  5. My favorite combo ever! Your frosting is gorgeous!!

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  6. Oh my, these are two of my very favorite flavors. I must have one of these!

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  7. Favourite combination ever! They look scrumptious and your swirls are perfect.

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  8. Thanks for posting at my FIRST link party! I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate - just pinned to make myself sometime. Thanks for sharing @ dwellonjoy.blogspot.com!

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  9. wow..this is my favourite combo and the Cupcakes look awesome. Loved all your recipes & so glad to follow you! I would love to see your sweet & romantic recipes for my ongoing ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

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  10. I looove peanut butter! It's too bad we weren't neighbors, we could bake and share our goodies!

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  11. Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  12. Pinning, ZipListing and Stumbling this recipe.........I'd love for you to share it @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party
    going on now-Sunday...have a great weekend!

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  13. I vote for piping the icing into dessert cups and calling it peanut-butter mousse!

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  14. These look delicious! I'd love for you to link up your recipes at What's Cooking Wednesday (http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20Cooking%20Wednesday) whenever you get a chance! We meet each week and would love to have you join :)

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  15. Oh my. No words. Just a lot of drool. Definitely on my favorite list from Weekend Potluck. Pinned!

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  16. As an official taste tester I can say that these were yummy! Chocolate & Peanut Butter are my favorite combination and as Susan stated the consistency of the peanut butter was so smooth it blended with the cake part really well. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This looks like an extra creamy peanut butter frosting-yum:@)

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  18. wow.
    just, wow.
    they look so good i can't even form a coherent comment.
    so, just know i pinned this, and i love you.

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  19. Oh my, I could just go for the frosting, too!!

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  20. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..Have a wonderful week!

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  21. Thank you for linking these up to Creative Mondays I can now find them again easier when I have more time,can't wait to try them :)

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  22. Never such a thing as too much peanut buttery frosting...I eat it by the spoonfuls. Love it with dark chocolate:-)

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  23. These look so yummy! Fantastic idea!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  24. First....dark chocolate is the best! And paired with Peanut Butter...heaven! These not only sound delish, but they look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a Sweet Week :)

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  25. I have made these with the Barefoot Contessa frosting too!!!! I loved them too! One of my favorite cupcakes!!! You did a great job decorating them!

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  26. I am going to have to made these for my SIL she LOVES dark chocolate and cupcakes! These look so good. Thank you so much for linking to Link It Up Thursday.

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  27. These look so yummy!!! Found you at Mrs Fox's Sweet Party

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