Sunday, September 13, 2009

Peanut Butter filled Chocolate Cupcakes















**Here is another version making two 9inch cakes, splitting them in half and making a four layer cake with peanut butter filling, whipped cream, hot fudge on top



These two are always a perfect match, this is whipped filling and almost taste like a peanut butter cup..... in a hurry just use a cake mix instead of from scratch....






Cupcake Batter



2 cups sugar


2 cups flour


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


1 tsp baking powder


2 tsp baking soda


1/2 cup canola oil


1 cup boiling water


1 tsp vanilla extract or almond


2 eggs


1 cup milk or half and half





Mix flour , cocoa powder and sugar together in a large bowl, add boiling water little at a time till smooth, add rest of all ingredients in. This batter is very runny. Pour into cupcake lined tins and bake till evenly cooked, use toothpick method.


When completely cool, cut out the center of each cupcake reserving tops, and fill with peanut butter filling, put tops back on off to the side.



Use 8 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips melted in the microwave for 1/2 minute stir. Top each cupcake with melted chocolate using a fork going back and forth to make line effects on top.




Options:


You can use a chocolate cake mix and canned frosting.





Filling:


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


1/4 stick of butter, softened


3 tbsp. of heavy cream


Add all ingredients in mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer add more cream if too stiff should be fluffy enough to fill not dry.


Refrigerate left overs.
** To make the four layer cake. Bake two 9 inch round cakes and cool. Using a sharp knife, split cakes in half, making four halves. Spread with peanut butter filling. Slather with whipped cream and using a fork douse with hot fudge sauce.







8 comments:

Laura said...

Those look delicious. I love anything with chocolate.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

A great flavor combination indeed! I'll think of these all day long... :)

Danielle said...

I can't resist the peanut butter / chocolate combo!

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Yummy ! Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

Southern Grace Gourmet said...

Looks delish, I love peanut butter and chocolate!

Short and Bald said...

what a guilty pleasure! sounds/looks delicious. thanks.

kokokitchen said...

Sounds scrumptious! There's ALMOST no combination that's better than peanut butter and chocolate.

MaryMoh said...

look at all those cream.....mmmm....looks so moist & delicious