Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Peanut Butter Cupcakes w/ Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Yeah, it's about as amazing as it sounds.

As I've said before, Brandon's sweet great aunt and cousin are throwing us a cookbook wedding shower for the month of October (which I will be writing a post about very soon). It has been such a blast! I mean, who doesn't enjoy receiving packages and cards in the mail??

We have received a huge variety of wonderful cookbooks--we have cookbooks about baking bread, holiday foods, fancy meals, and everything in between! One of the cookbooks we received last week was this one:
My dear friend Heidi gave this to us--she knows me all too well..
I knew it wouldn't take me long to dive into this one! And sure enough, it didn't.

Last weekend, Brandon and I were invited to dinner at our friend Cody's house. We were going to be having grilled fish AND crab legs so I knew the food would be amazing and I wanted to bring an equally tasty dessert that would compliment our meal.

Enter the Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting.

They are out-of-this-world and so easy to make.

Thank you Betty Crocker. And Heidi!

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (cake mix calls for water, vegetable oil and eggs)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 container chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (I used crushed Butterfingers instead and highly recommend it!)
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cup in each of 30 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and 3/4 cup peanut butter with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  2. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 
  3. In medium bowl, stir together frosting and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Frost cupcakes with frosting mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts (or Butterfingers!), press lightly into frosting. 
  Ta-da! Side note: this is probably the most beautiful picture I have ever taken and I am very proud of it!
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              1. You did a great job taking your picture and these look delish!

              2. This look so good, and I love how they use a boxed mix! Extra easy! Thanks for linking on printabelle!

              3. What a great idea for a shower!!!! That's so practical and fun! Especially when you get cupcake cook books! You should be proud of your picture because it's making me drool! I love peanut butter and chocolate, great cupcake!

              4. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

              5. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love this recipe and your blog title is fantastic

              6. YUM! I want a bite!
                I would love to have you link them (or any other recipe of yours) up to Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party :)
                Here is the link:

                Can't wait to see you there!

              7. Hi Annie, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

                Oh wow oh wow oh wow, these look so delicious! Can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing!

                Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

              8. These look delicious!! I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

              9. It does sound amazing! We will just love these cupcakes. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
                Come Back Soon!
                Miz Helen

              10. I think I'm drooling...Thanks for sharing it at Miss Information!

              11. You should be proud of that picture! It's AWESOME!!! The cupcakes look sooo YUMMY!!!

                Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

              12. Looks amazing...can I have one now??
                Thanks for linking up!
                Stacey of Embracing Change

              13. Those look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

              14. This sounds amazing! What a great combination! I'm pinning this!

              15. Yum, yum!
                Thanks for joining us for last week’s “Think Tank”. If you haven’t already linked up, we’d love to see you again today!

              16. oh gosh they look good Annie!!
                I'll be featuring you this week @ Joyful Stamper's Inspire Me Fridays, thanks so much for linking up!!


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