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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oasis

27 Jul

Once I get a craving it really just doesn’t go away. So, if you’re wondering where the inspiration for baking these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes originated be sure to check out yesterday’s “Daily Craving.”

I looked around for a new chocolate cupcake recipe, you know, just to play around. After picking one I changed my mind -literally a few minutes before beginning to bake- and stuck with my current recipe. However, I did make one little change. Rather than using milk in the Chocolate Cupcake recipe, I used one cup of sour cream.

Yes, sour cream. What resulted was a fluffy, moist cake that had a milk chocolate taste and a sweet kick that didn’t kick too hard. The perfect balance of flavors. To do this, simply alternate the flour mixture¬†with the sour cream. Easy as pie, er, cupcakes.

After baking at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, let them cool for 15 before frosting.

For the frosting, I kept things simple. The goal here was to really taste the chocolate and peanut butter (one of the greatest flavor combinations ever, in my opinion).

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons whipping cream
  • Beat the butter until creamy, adding sugar and peanut butter. Add the vanilla extract then continue by adding 4 teaspoons of whipping cream. You may only need three, but I preferred four.

    I only wish I would’ve had more time to make them a little more aestetically pleasing; although, their taste is well worth the time. C’est la vie.

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