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Sorry I have been MIA busy weekend obviously and no real time now. So I will leave you with these. They were one of the original recipes on this blog back in 2006! And no this isn’t a Way Back as I remade them. I actually make them a lot. People and kids (in fact I had helpers make these…they get mixed by hand so that’s always good to get the kiddos involved with) alike love them.

Hope everyone had as awesome of a holiday weekend as I did!

Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cupcakes
6 TBSP (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (about 8 ounces)
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use old-fashioned or freshly ground)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons (about) whipping cream (optional)

For cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 10 standard (1/3-cup) muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine butter, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water.

Stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Whisk both sugars into chocolate mixture, then whisk in eggs 1 at a time.

Whisk in vanilla, then flour, salt, and remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Divide batter among prepared muffin cups (about 1/4 cup for each).

Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool completely.

For frosting:

Put powdered sugar and next 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth, adding whipping cream by teaspoonful’s if frosting is too thick to spread.

Spread frosting over top of cupcakes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature.)

Makes 10 cupcakes.
Bon Appetit
January 2003

Comments

  1. Lovely cupcakes! I’m sure I’d love them

    Good to know that you had a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. peanut butter…chocolate…(shivers with delight!) :)

  3. I want some of these…right now!

  4. yum. id take one right now. please.

  5. As much fun as my mixer is, I always appreciate a recipe that can be mixed by hand – especially one that contains PB and chocolate! These look delicious!

  6. Ohh yum. I’m a huge sucker for anything peanut butter-chocolate. ^_^

  7. Inert insightful comment.

  8. This sounds divine! Peanut butter and chocolate…YUM!

    -Miriam

  9. Simply drool worthy….*drool* :)

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