Thursday, May 20, 2010
Peanut Butter-Filled Chocalate Cupcakes
So I had the urge to bake something last night and I gave these a try this morning mainly because I had all of the ingredients, plus how can you go wrong with peanut butter AND chocolate. Let me tell you they definitely did not disappoint . . . ENJOY!!
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Filling (stir all together until smooth, use immediately)
4 tbs (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Put butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over (not in) a pan of simmering water; stir until melted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Whisk granulated sugar into cooled chocolate mixture. Add eggs, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir until well incorporated.
Spoon 2 tbs of chocolate batter into each lined cup, followed by 1 tbs of peanut butter filling. Repeat with another tbs of batter and top with 1 tsp filling. Swirl top of cupcake batter and filling with a toothpick.
Bake, rotating tin halfway through, until cake tester inserted into centers comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached, about 40 min. Transfer tin to wire cooling rack to cool completely before removing cupcakes.
Makes 12 cupcakes