I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with a creamy peanut butter frosting. I can't remember what chocolate cake recipe I used for this particular occasion, but there are lots of good ones out there. Yummy Mummy features the famous Magnolia Bakery chocolate cupcake recipe here.
When it comes to making frosting, I admit to completely winging it. Here's the gist of it:
Peanut Butter Buttercream2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and 1 cup of peanut butter and cream until well mixed. Sift in powdered sugar (I usually go 1/2 cup at a time) until it reaches the desired consistency. Finishing ideas: mini chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups (Trader Joe's makes the perfect tiny peanut butter cup), drizzled ganache... Hungry yet??