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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate and peanut butter swirl together to make these mini cupcakes extra delicious!

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 48

Mini Chocolate-PB Cupcakes  

As prepared by Gimme Some Oven

Chocolate and peanut butter swirl together to make these mini cupcakes extra delicious!


Calling all of you chocolate and peanut butter lovers!

You know who you are.

You are those friends of mine who, whenever they hear those two magical words together, come RUNNING.

Case in point:  This past weekend, I got together with a bunch of girlfriends for our monthly book club.  When I placed these Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes on the table, everyone politely smiled and oohed and ahhed a bit over the cute “chocolate” cupcakes.

But as soon as I told them that there were two layers of peanut butter layered inside, they all immediately disappeared.  Every. Last. One.

So if you want to get in on the action, here’s how:

 

Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix.

Start with a box of Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix.  You can choose whichever luscious chocolate flavor you’d like – they have some yummy ones!  Mix up the batter according to package directions, then set the mixture aside. Don’t bake it yet!

 

Mix the peanut butter mixture.

Use an electric mixer to whip up the second part of the cupcakes – the peanut butter filling.  Just combine an egg, cream cheese, PB and powdered sugar, and you’re good to go.  I dare you not to lick the bowl!

 

Add 1 teaspoon of chocolate batter to the mini muffin cups.

Then comes the fun part – assembling the cupcakes.  Begin by placing 1 teaspoon of the chocolate batter in each baking cup.  Then layer 1 teaspoon of the PB mixture on top.  Then repeat with a layer of chocolate batter, and then a final layer of peanut butter.

 

Top with chocolate chips.

Top with a sprinkling of chocolate chips, and then pop them in the oven until they are cooked through.

 

Cool after baking.

I advise you to let them cool, but that requires lots of patience.  I may have just immediately popped one delicious bite in my mouth.

 

Serve and enjoy!

SO GOOD!  Enjoy!!

 


Chocolate and Peanut Butter


So you're one of those people who loves a PB and choco combo, huh? You're not alone. These recipes are just for you!

Ali loves music and fun food! Check out her great stuff at her blog site, Gimme Some Oven, and her Tablespoon profile -- and keep watching Quick Dish to see what colorful, nommy recipes she dreams up next!

 
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Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix (any kind of chocolate)
egg(s),
water and oil added to the cake mix, per package instructions
1
extra egg
1
(8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
3/4
cup peanut butter
1
cup powdered sugar
2
cups regular or mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 48 baking cups with paper cupcake wrappers, or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Prepare chocolate cake batter according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • 3 In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together cream cheese and peanut butter on medium speed until smooth. Add egg, and mix until blended. Reduce speed to low, and add the powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth. Set aside.
  • 4 To assemble the cupcakes, place 1 level teaspoon of the chocolate batter in the bottom of each baking cup. Layer with 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture. Repeat with a layer of chocolate batter, and then another layer of the peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle the top with a few chocolate chips.
  • 5 Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove and let cool before serving.
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