Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes

I am always in the mood for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Combinations! I found these on Pillsbury's site!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes
from Pillsbury.com

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa (I used Hershey's Dark)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
2. In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil, water, vinegar and vanilla to flour mixture, stirring just until smooth (do not overmix).
3. In another large bowl, beat egg, cream cheese, peanut butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until creamy.
4. Spoon 1 level tablespoon chocolate batter into each cup; evenly spread 1 level tablespoon peanut butter filling on top. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

Recipe says makes 18.

We shared with two neighbors. One was moving and this was my goodie for them in case they got hungry during the move. The remaining ones I left for K-man and I were gone in 3 days!

Easy and so yummy!


Sage Trifle said...

Oh my. My husband and daughter, both, would love me so much if I made these. . .

Keeping up with the Freitas' said...

Yum- I also love chocolate and peanut butter and these look delish!

Cate O'Malley said...

oh man, those look simply divine!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I called my youngest son over and just pointed to the screen. "MAKE THOSE!" is what he said, lol. They look amazing!