Peanut Butter Heaven
I love peanut butter! I love it so much I eat it with a spoon out of the jar. My favorite combo is chocolate and peanut butter: Ice cream, cookies, pudding, candy and now cupcakes! I made this delicious cupcake and it has quickly become my favorite.
I used a chocolate cake mix and followed the directions on the box, plus I added 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter. I put the batter in a large ziplock bag and snip one corner so I can squeeze the batter through the hole and fill the cupcake papers. You can make the traditional size cupcakes or the mini cupcakes. Bake as directed on the box. Let cool completely before icing.
Peanut Butter Icing
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp milk or cream
1 tsp vanilla
Combine peanut butter and butter in a large bowl, mixing together until light and fluffy. Add sugar, 3 Tbsp milk and vanilla. Start mixer slowly and gradually increase speed. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add 1 Tbsp milk or cream if icing is too thick.
When icing my cupcakes I like to use an icing bag with a tip or just a plastic sandwich bag with a corner snipped off. I can swirl the icing high and coverage doesn't have to be perfect. It makes icing the cupcakes go really quick too.