Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are rich and flavorful, topped with sweet peanut butter buttercream and peanut butter cup.

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are perfect for themed parties. They are also a hit with kids and adults alike! I love making puffy and delicious cupcakes, and my other favorites are Unicorn Cupcakes, German Chocolate Cupcakes and Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are one of the most delicious ways to get your peanut butter and chocolate fix. These Peanut Butter Cupcakes are very easy to make, and are rich and chocolaty and so loaded with peanut butter. The Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter cupcakes are topped with the most creamy and luxurious buttercream, and finished with a peanut butter cup.

Why You Will Love These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe:

  • Firstly, the cupcakes are very easy to make with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
  • Also, the chocolate and peanut butter combo is delicious, especially when dark chocolate cocoa powder is used. It adds a little sharpness and nice contrast to the cupcakes.
  • These are perfect for a party, special occasion.
  • Rich, creamy and delicious, they are guaranteed to become a show stopper on the dessert table.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe Tips:

  • Use high quality cocoa powder . When you make chocolate desserts, as you want the chocolate to shine. You can use regular unsweetened cocoa, or Special Dark Unsweetened Cocoa. I have used the latest to achieve the dark chocolate flavor in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.
  • Don’t skip the salt as the salt will enhance the chocolate flavor.
  • Ingredients should be at room temperature for that perfect airy, soft and moist crumb.
  • Use creamy peanut butter in this recipe.
  • Make sure you don’t over bake the cupcakes, each oven is different but checking at the 15 minute mark is key.
  • Use quality dairy products as they will make a huge difference in this recipe, especially in the buttercream.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

What is Buttercream Icing?

Buttercream also know as butter icing is a type of icing or filling used inside cakes and cupcakes, as a coating, and as decoration. It is very easy to make, by creaming butter with powdered sugar, although other fats can be used, such as margarine or lard.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 cupcakes
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 17 minutes Total time: 47 mins

Ingredients

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Batter:

Peanut Butter Buttercream:

Garnish:

Instructions

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Batter:

Peanut Butter Buttercream:

Optional:

Nutrition information

Calories: 683 Carbohydrates: 75 Protein: 14 Fat: 39 Saturated Fat: 12 Cholesterol: 29 Sodium: 404 Potassium: 418 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 60 Vitamin A: 65 Calcium: 72 Iron: 1.9
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Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

This is my idea of the perfect dessert! Candy, cake, and all that frosting!

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Erren

That frosting looks gorgeous and it's topped off by a peanut butter cup! My favorite! I'll take a few...

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Erin @ The Speckled Palate

As someone who prefers her chocolate paired with peanut butter, you've just made my FAVORITE THING EVER. I cannot wait to try these!

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Des @ Life's Ambrosia

Wow! These cupcakes look wonderful!

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Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny

Now THIS is my kind of cupcake! You won't tell if I eat them all, will you?! ;)

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Swooning over that perfect frosting swirl! These cupcakes need to happen in my kitchen!

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These cupcakes are perfection!!

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