Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

CenterCutCook ~ These are so good & so moist!! I don't think I've ever had moister cupcakes. I was concerned about the batter because mine was very soupy & not at all thick like normal cake batter, but they turned out perfect! I wasn’t sure how the frosting would taste or if everyone would like it, so I frosted half of them in store-bought cream cheese frosting. The frosting turned out to be good & not too strong. The problem with having 2 different kinds of frosting is you want to eat both cupcakes!! Mine made 30 cupcakes, probably because it was so thin.

Photo by Michelle F.
Adapted from centercutcook.com

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SERVINGS

24

Servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Adapted from centercutcook.com

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 2 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 1

    cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2

    tsp baking soda

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1

    cup vegetable or canola oil

  • 1

    cup sour cream

  • 1 1/2

    cups water

  • 2

    TB white vinegar

  • 1

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 2

    eggs

  • Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 10

    oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1

    stick unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 5

    cups powdered sugar

  • 2/3

    cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixer bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, & salt. Add oil & sour cream; mix until blended. Slowly add in water. Add vinegar, vanilla, & eggs; mix until well blended. In a lined muffin pan, fill each about three quarters of the way full. Bake for around 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (20 minutes was perfect for me). While cupcakes are baking, make the peanut butter frosting by combining the cream cheese & unsalted butter in a mixer. Beat until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Add the peanut butter & mix until well blended. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl to ensure everything is combined. When cupcakes have cooled, frost them.

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