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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cupcakes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour or 170 grams White Lily (170 grams)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened natural style cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk soured with a half tablespoon of vinegar

Filling

  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups Cool Whip

Chocolate Frosting

  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoon of sour cream room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar sift or aerate before using
  • 3/4 natural style cocoa powder
  • 1 tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons of cream or half & half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 12 cupcake cups with jumbo (3 ½ inch) paper liners (e.g. Reynolds Foil Lined Baking Cups or ones with 1 3/4 inch high sides). You can also use smaller cups and make more than 12.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (flour through sugar) together in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, oil, eggs and vanilla and stir until mixed, then gradually add the buttermilk. Stir well, then beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute or just until blended.
  • Divide batter evenly among cupcake cups and bake for 25 minutes at 325 or until cakes are set. Let cool completely. Note: Smaller cupcakes will take less time.
  • To make the filling, beat together all ingredients (starting with 3 tablespoons of milk and adding more only if needed) except for whipped topping. Fold in the whipped topping. Also, don't forget to taste and adjust milk/peanut butter/sugar to make sure YOU like it.
  • Cut a big hole in each cupcake and reserve cuttings. Fill holes with peanut butter filling. Crumble some of the reserved cuttings over hole to cover peanut butter. Put in the refrigerator to chill.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sour cream sugar, cocoa, salt and 2 tablespoons of the cream as well as you can, then beat with a hand-held mixer until pasty and thick. Continue adding remaining cream until you get a nice, smooth, spreading consistency. Put the icing in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip or in a heavy duty freeze bag of which you will snip off the tip. Pipe a big star or dot over the hole where you buried the pie filling.