Saturday, January 7, 2012

Peanut butter cupcakes and chocolate frosting recipe {14 days of Valentine}


I have been craving Peanut butter cupcakes so bad!!!
I made my own recipe with things i already had in my pantry. 

Also, with Valentine and the baby coming soon, i thought i would start on Valentine treats.
2 years ago, i made sweet snacks and treats for my hubby for 14 days before valentine.
Very fun and January is a great time to plan it.
You can see the posts here. 14 days of Valentine.
Hubby's Birthday is on the 13th.
So, there is Valentine Birthday party ideas, handmade cards and sweet quotes too.

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The cupcakes taste like Nutty butter cookies (Yum!)
The icing is so yummy!!

Frenchy's Peanut butter cupcakes 

1 box yellow cake mix,
1/2 cup Skippy smooth peanut butter,
1 cup water,
1/3 cup Canola oil,
3 eggs,
Chocolate icing (recipe below)

Preheat oven at 350*
With a mixer, mix cake mix, peanut butter, water, oil and eggs.



When the texture is very smooth, spoon in cupcake liners. 3/4 of the way to the top of liner.
My 4 year old did the job :)
Not to worry, the cupcake turn very beautiful and full.
Cook at 350 degrees until a knife comes clean when you poke the cupcakes.



Let your cupcakes cool completely.
Frost with piping tool the chocolate frosting.

Frenchy's chocolate frosting


1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted,
1/2 cup very good coco powder, sifted,
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 stick butter (room temperature),
2 1/2 tablespoon water,


With mixer, beat all ingredients. I started a little bit with the fork and then, the mixer. (I have a hand mixer). If you have a standing mixer skip the fork.

Frost your cupcake,
Add some Wilton heart icing decorations.
Super cute.





20 comments:

Debby said...

Yummy Yummy.

Carrie said...

Mmmm, I loooooove cupcakes. They're my favorite treat next to cookie cakes! Haha.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

MarieStella said...

how gorgeous cupcakes!! i wish i could do them!
http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! They look delicious, Frenchy. :-)

Chyrel Gomez said...

Oh, the cupcake looks so delish! :)

Allison said...

Oh my...these could get me in trouble!

I invite you to link this (or any other Valentine's Day posts) up with the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st!

http://www.feedingmytemple.com/2012/01/exciting-announcement.html

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Mmmm, I'll have to try them. Pat

Red Rose Alley said...

These look so yummy. I love anything with peanut butter. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who bakes all the time.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tabitha said...

Thanks for sharing, I love peanut butter anything! So glad I found you on in between naps on the porch! I am your newest follower and I enjoy your blog! Tabitha @ Simplyhomecents.blogspot.com

Judy said...

You had me at peanut butter! Anything with peanut butter I just love. I have to make these this weekend. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Q @ JAQS said...

Looks so yummy!

If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

-Q

Willène said...

Très jolies, ces cupcakes !

Lui said...

Yumm!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Now I want a cupcake! Those look/sound wonderful. Love PB and Chocolate! Happy Pink Sat!

Katherines Corner said...

yum, drool, yum..slurp...giggle I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter my Pink Poodle giveaway :-)

1CardCreator said...

Yum, I have to try this! Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Diane

Ann said...

Oh I really think these look so good. I'll be trying them for sure. Happy Pink Sat.
Ann

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


They look delish!


Gabriela

chubskulit said...

My son love cup cakes but he is allergic to peanut so we can't make this one wahhh.


My PINK is here. Please come and see.

Leah H. said...

Those are so yummy! Thank's for sharing the recipe.

Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

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