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Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Vanilla flavoured frosting

It was my brother in laws birthday yesterday.. and as always Keshav waits for a reason to ask me to make something sweet. Since I’m not a big fan I seldom make sweet/desserts. So we decided we will make some Peanut butter cupcakes. This recipe is from a website called taste of home, but then I made modifications to suit our taste. The original recipe sounded very diabetic to me. So I made appropriate changes to the cupcake as well as the frosting.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Vanilla flavoured frosting
But unfortunately my BIL doesn’t live anywhere close to us, so Keshav just ended up feasting on them all by himself ;).

Ingredients: (Makes about 12- 14 cupcakes)   Preparation Time: 20 min (Excludes Baking Time of 15- 20mins)
Plain flour – 300 gms
Unsalted butter – 100 gms softened
Peanut Butter – 2 tbsp, I used the crunchy peanut butter, you can use the smooth one if you wish to
Brown Sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1, beaten well
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 3/4 cup, I used whole milk, you can use skimmed if you wish to

Frosting Ingredients:
Icing Sugar – 2 cups
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Thick Cream – 6-8 tbsp

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, peanut butter and sugar till they blend well. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Mix all the dry ingredients (Plain flour,Salt, ground cinnamon, Baking powder & Baking soda) together. Add the dry ingredients little by little to the creamed mixture alternating with milk. Keep mixing every time you add to the creamed mixture.

Pre-heat the oven to 175 degree celsius. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Once the oven is pre-heated place the tray in the centre and bake for about 16-18 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean when pierced through in the centre. Once out of the oven let it cool for about 10 mins before you take the cupcakes out of the tray.

While the cupcakes are cooling, you can prepare the frosting. In a bowl cream together the sugar and the cream. When it blends together and becomes light and fluffy add the vanilla extract. If the frosting becomes too thick, just add a tbsp or more of milk to achieve the right consistency.

Once the cupcakes cool move them from the tray to wire racks and let them cool completely.

Cooled cupcakes ready to be frosted

Now add the frosting on the top, make any design you wish to.

Serving Suggestions:
Decorate with any cupcake decorations you wish else serve with just the topping.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Vanilla flavoured frosting

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Vanilla flavoured frosting

  1. U did not add flour to the cupcakes. I tried this recipe it did not turn out good. It did not rise. Did i not do it properly?


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