Friday, March 4, 2011

Cupcake #17

My dear friend, Laura, asked what exactly is cupcake #17? Well, I replied, it's a truly amazing overdose of peanut butter cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. It's richer than a Kardashian. And that's no lie.

This decadent cupcake is truly incredible, if you like peanut butter cookies, you'll want to try this. The recipe makes about a dozen cupcakes, which is perfect for sharing. And they're actually pretty easy to make.

Actually, I made these to share with some guys at the office. I'm nice like that. And one of them even said the cupcakes were so good he would birth my babies. That good, eh? Well, try them for yourself and see how you like them.

Enjoy!!

Cupcake
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of cinnamon
3/4 stick butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

Ganache
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream

Frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
6 T milk

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until blended. Add vanilla and egg. Add milk and flour mixture alternately while still mixing. Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

Melt chocolate and cream in a metal bowl set in simmering water.

Beat peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Add 3 Tbl milk and sugar while beating. Add the rest of the milk and sugar and beat until smooth. If you want it a little more thin, add a couple more tablespoons of milk.

1 comment:

tjwampler said...

I would birth your baby for another dozen of these.

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