Sunday, July 27, 2008

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

I made these Chocolate cupcakes with PB chips and topped with PB buttercream and a Reese's PB Cup for a library cakewalk tomorrow.

Since I (like most people) have precious little time to bake in the summer I started with a box of Duncan Hines Dark Choc Fudge cake mix made according to directions, but I added a single serving container of unsweetened applesauce to add moistness. This little tip works so well!

Here is the PB Buttercream recipe
2 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2/3 c. Crisco shortening
3 Tbs heavy cream
2 lbs powdered sugar (about 8 cups)
About 1/4 cup Reese's PB Ice Cream Topping a little at a time

Cream together butter and shortening until smooth. Slowly add 2 T. topping and 3 tbs. heavy cream. Gradually add the powdered sugar and scrape down the bowl very well once it's all added. Slowly add topping a Tbs at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.


bunny said...

i love those cupcakes fran! i've never seen a pb frosting made with pb topping! that's a great idea, your a smart cupcake!!!

giz said...

2 great tips - thank you. I love the peanut butter cupcakes. I don't think I've even heard of pb topping. I need to check if it's even available in Canada.

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