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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Serves 24 cupcakes | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 15-20 minutes


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup coffee, lukewarm
24 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
(optional: melted chocolate for drizzling)

Peanut Butter Frosting:
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes:

1) Prepare 24 baking cups with paper baking liners. Place a peanut butter cup in each baking liner. Set aside.

2) In the bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3) Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla.

4) In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until combined.

5) Then in an additional separate bowl, stir together buttermilk and coffee.

6) Add dry ingredients to creamed butter mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee, beating well after each addition.

7) Fill baking cups with batter on top of the peanut butter cups until they are about two-thirds full.

8) Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

9) Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

10) Top with peanut butter frosting. (Optional: Then drizzle with melted chocolate.)

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1) Using an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla together on medium speed until combined and smooth.

2) Add remaining ingredients and beat on low speed until incorporated.

3) Then beat on medium-high speed for an additional minute until smooth and fluffy.

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