Friday, March 27, 2009

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a cupcake? I am so there. Who can resist the mix of peanut butter and chocolate?? Not very many of us, that's for sure!


  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. For filling: in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and milk until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin cups.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, water, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened (batter will be runny)
  4. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Drop 1 tsp of peanut butter filling into the center of each; cover with remaining batter.
  5. Bake 18-22 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pans. Cool completely.
  6. Frost with Easy Chocolate Frosting.