Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes

I am not sure if I don't know anyone who doesn't love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter. I mean is there anyone, with the exception of those with allergies, that would pass up a Reeses peanut butter cup? Hard to find I bet
So I found a recipe for a peanut butter cream filled cupcake and added my own twist to it.
First I started off with a yummy devils food cupcake

which flattened out nicely when they cooled
I then made the peanut butter cream and filled each cupcake. I piped just a blob into the cupcake. The peanut butter cream was the same recipe as the frosting minus the powdered sugar so it was easier to squeeze into the cupcakes without tearing them too much
I sort of had to squish the peanut butter cream back down with the back of the spoon since it was erupting out. I wanted LOTS of peanut butter inside

I then dipped the cupcakes in chocolate ganache. Just a basic chocolate and whip cream ganache but I used a little less cream so it was thicker and wouldn't run over the cupcakes too much. I just wanted a nice layer on top

Don't they look good already? And now for the grand finale...
The peanut butter frosting. I only added a little bit. They were already decadent enough
is your mouth watering yet? As I am writing this I wish I had some left!


  1. which tip did you use for the frosting looks lovely...must have tasted good too.
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  2. They taste awesome. I get requests for these a lot. I think I used Wilton's 2D tip. Just squeezed a dollop and didn't swirl. The peanut butter frosting is thick so it held shape well.

  3. Hey
    Im in Aust and I dont know if we have Wilton here. What does the tip look like? Sorry to be a pain.

  4. Those look soooooooo darn good! I might need a cupcake person for Ken's birthday if we decide to do anything. He loves reeses! And the top of those cupcakes are so pretty!

  5. Neev - you can look up wilton online!