peanutty cupcakes

peanutty cupcakes
Servings: 20 Yield: 20 cupcakes Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 27 mins

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts, to garnish

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Line two standard cupcake pans with 20 foil or paper liners.

Cupcakes:

2. In medium-size bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3. In large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add sugar gradually; beat until thoroughly combined, and mixture is a light tan color, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, about 2 minutes total.

4. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract. Divide batter evenly among prepared cups, about a heaping 1/4-cupful for each.

5. Bake at 350 degree F for 25 to 27 minutes, or until lightly browned on tops. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting:

6. In a medium-size bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add half of the confectioners sugar, alternating with milk. Beat until smooth and no lumps remain (you may wish to sift in the sugar). Spread over cupcakes, swirling decoratively. Garnish with chopped, dry-roasted peanuts. Makes 20 cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 20; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 343, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 48, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 38, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 185, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.