Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake Restlessness

18 Apr

Yesterday I made chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. I tried out a few different things with them, again I was trying to get a peanut butter filled center.
I made a chocolate fudge cake batter to start. Then, for about half of them, I stuffed peanut butter chips in the center of the cups of batter. But instead of melting, they jut sank to the bottom and hardened once they were cooled.

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Still yummy, but not what I was looking for. For the other half, I finally broke down and stuffed them the way everyone keeps telling me to. I’m not sure why I’m so resistant to cutting the hole in the center, but I just want to find another method. But as I said, I caved.  I just cut a hole in the top after they were baked. I just made a cone shaped cut with a knife and removed the extra and slathered a tablespoon or so of peanut butter in the hole

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I made a peanut butter-chocolate icing by just mixing together 2/3 chocolate icing and 1/3 smooth peanut butter and then topped it all with chopped peanuts

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I took some up to a friend at the coffee shop, which were shared liberally. They seemed to be a big hit. Although I forgot to mark which batch was which, so it was a surprise as to if you would get a big gooey bite of nuttiness inside. It’s so much fun bring people cupcakes. Especially delivered in a pretty white box tied up with baker’s twine.

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