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Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is pretty hard to beat!

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Makes 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup creamy or chunky reduced-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups milk
Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 standard (2-1/2-inch) muffin pan cups with foil baking cups.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth; beat in sugars until well mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched and toothpicks inserted in centers come out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes to racks; cool completely.
  5. Prepare Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting. Frost each cupcake with about 1-1/2 tablespoons frosting. Garnish as desired.

Tip

If you don't have muffin pans, don't worry. Foil baking cups are sturdy enough to be used without muffin pans; simply place the baking cups on a baking sheet and fill.

Nutritional Information

Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 7 g
Calories from Fat 30% %
Calories 201
Protein 4 g
Sodium 134 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1
Starch 2

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