Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

18 May

A little pre-birthday evening of eating with Rafe and Danielle… Made tasty Vietnamese spring rolls with crispy tofu and savory peanut sauce.

I recognize that cupcakes really don’t belong in this dinner theme, but since I love them so very much, I decided to continue the peanut vein.

These were very easy and very tasty, and I would make the buttercream again (especially as I literally finished off every little scraping of the leftover frosting).

This is a half recipe– for 6 cupcakes!

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 3/4 c flour (I used half whole wheat flour and regular flour)
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp pomegranate vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 c water

Cupcake Method

  • Preheat to 350, [if you’re me] get your silicone muffin cups ready (or paper liners!).
  • Whisk together flours, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir in oil, vanilla, pom vinegar, and water and mix until there are no lumps. Pour into liners (fill ~3/4 the way) and bake for ~30 min. Allow to cool before frosting.

Peanut Butter Buttercream Ingredients

  • 1.5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

Peanut Butter Buttercream Method

  • With an electric beater, beat butter and peanut butter together. Slowly add powdered sugar, adding almond milk to thin out the frosting a bit if you need to.
  • If you have any buttercream left over after you frost the cupcakes, please invite me over!

One Response to “Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream”

  1. virginiaplantation May 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    OMG I love Chocolate and Peanut Butter! They are my comfort foods! We have to make them very soon!

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