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.
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.
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