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Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes
These mini fudge cupcakes are topped with the creamiest peanut butter frosting ever!  If you like peanut butter and chocolate together you will LOVE this recipe!!

Ah peanut butter… I just crave it sometimes!  Add chocolate and you pretty much have achieved perfection in the dessert world (at least in my humble, not-allergic-to-peanuts, view).  These cupcakes are easy to make and they won’t last long!  Here’s how to make them: (printable recipe)

Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes!!!

INGREDIENTS: (makes about 40 mini cupcakes)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) salted butter
  • 2 T. cocoa powder
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c. sugar

Frosting:

  • 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla 
  • One bag of mini Reese cups (optional for decoration)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate with butter in 30 second increments, stirring between until smooth and creamy.
  • Whisk cocoa powder into melted chocolate.
  • Add egg YOLKS and whisk until smooth.  Set aside.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until foamy.
  • Add sugar gradually to egg whites while beating on high until medium peaks form.
  • Add 1/3 of egg whites to chocolate and mix well- until completely combined and smooth.
  • Add remainder of egg whites and fold in gently until completely incorporated.
  • Spoon batter into mini-cupcake liners in tins (fill about 3/4 full) and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • To make frosting, place butter, vanilla, and peanut butter into a large bowl and mix on high until smooth (about a minute)
  • Add powdered sugar and beat on low until combined and then on high until light and fluffy.
  • Place frosting in a zip-top bag fitted with a decorating tip and pipe on top of each cooled cupcake.
  • Top each cupcake with a mini Reese Cup and a sprinkle of cocoa powder (as desired)
  • Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes!!
My thoughts:  Yum….!  Yep, that pretty much sums up my thoughts…mmmmm….!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I am right now!!!

Other peanut butter-y recipes you will love:

Peanut Butter Cup Layer CakePeanut butter cup cheesecakePeanut butter Acorn Cookies!Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

24 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on Beads and BonBons and commented:
    As starving as I am now, I can practically taste the fudgy goodness and the creamy peanut butter A heavenly dessert that I will be trying as soon as I get home from vacations!

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  2. No wonder that frosting tastes so good!

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  3. The cupcakes look so decadent, rich and delicious!

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  4. Beautiful, I love the cupcake papers too, so colorful!!

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  5. These look amazing! I’m going to try them for my husband’s birthday in a few weeks. How long would they take to cook for regular sized cupcakes? Thanks for the awesome blog!

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  6. Peanut and chocolate is a match made in heaven 🙂 I’m usually not a huge cupcake fan, but yours look really delicious as well as the other peanut butter creations!

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  7. Looks gorgeous! 🙂 Love the cupcake wrappers too!

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  8. These are so pretty and pb & choc is just the best combo ever!

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  9. These are so cute! And pb & chocolate is the best combo ever!

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  10. These look sooo good! I love peanut butter way too much so I think I definitely need to make these in the near future. 🙂

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  11. These look delicious. I just want to make sure – there is no flour in these?

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  12. Hi,
    Your cupcakes look so delicious and i want to make it ..
    I have a question for the ingredient : 2 T. cocoa powder … what is mean the “T”? Is it mean tea spoon?
    Thank you,

    iin from indonesia

    Reply

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