Recipe Monday Night: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

26 Mar

I was thinking yesterday that I really wanted to bake something with peanut butter in it, but I really wanted it to be something a little different from the norm. Don’t get me wrong – I love the norm, and by norm I’m talking about peanut butter and chocolate. That really is my all time favorite combination. But I got to thinking….what about peanut butter and vanilla? Yeah! I’ll craft a peanut butter and vanilla cupcake!! But that didn’t sound quite as appetizing as a peanut butter and chocolate cupcake. So I found the perfect compromise: peanut butter and white chocolate cupcakes.

co-ed naked cupcakes.

They’re light, they’re fluffy, they’re peanut butter-y delicious. A perfect addition to any springtime soiree. Top them with some Peanut Butter Buttercream – and you’ll be winning friends and influencing people like nobody’s business.

peanut butter bliss.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

3 tsp oil

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

3 tsp baking powder

1 cup AP flour

1/2 cup milk

1 cup white chocolate chips

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Mix sugar, egg, oil and peanut butter. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Line a muffin tin with paper liners, and fill each about 1/2 way. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Makes about a dozen cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Buttercream:

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cream peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 – 3 cups confectioner’s sugar

2-3 tbsp milk

What you’ll do:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the vanilla. Add two cups of confectioner’s sugar, and 1 tbsp of milk. Mix well. Add the second tbsp of milk, mix. At this point, alternate adding sugar and milk, until the desired consistency is reached, but do not add any more than 3 cups of sugar, or the icing will be too sweet.


Posted by on March 26, 2012 in cake, cupcakes, Recipe Sunday, recipes


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7 responses to “Recipe Monday Night: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

  1. Danny

    March 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    These sound delicious — love the combo!

    • smallindulgences

      March 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Thank you! If you try making them, send me pics and I’ll post them!

  2. Tara

    March 27, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Yum! Silly question…. how do you pipe the icing in that nice shape? I can never seem to make it work!

    • smallindulgences

      March 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

      I used the Ateco #809 tip – you can buy it in the set of 10 here. I just piped it in a spiral, keeping the pressure on so it piped more flat than round. Hope this helps!!!

      • Tara

        March 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        Thanks! I might have to give that one a go

      • smallindulgences

        March 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

        if you do, send me pics and I’ll post them!! :)


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