Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes




Ok - get ready for these decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes created by Aimee at bakingjunkie


Cupcakes:

1 box devil's food cake mix

Ingredients on box plus one (1) extra egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Prepare your cupcake tins with the cupcake liners and set aside.

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Pour into the cupcake liners, filling them about 2/3 full. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake, comes out clean. Cool completely.


Cupcake Filling:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup powdered sugar

Put butter and peanut butter in a 2 quart glass bowl. Microwave for approximately 45 seconds or until melted together. Stir well. Add graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar and mix together (will get thick). Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes - until the mixture gets firm.

Using a paring knife, remove a hole in the center of the "cooled" cupcake (discard the tops). Roll about one (1) tablespoon of the filling into a ball and place into the center of the cupcake.


Peanut Butter Buttercream:

1 cup (2 sticks)salted butter (at room temperature)

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup creamy peanut butter (you can use more or less depending on how much of the PB flavor you like).

4 cups powdered sugar

3 Tbsp milk

Beat butter and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and mix until combined. Add powdered sugar in one cup increments, then add milk.

Frost filled cupcakes!




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