Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
12 cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • Icing:
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • Special equipment: a muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups and paper liners
Directions
  • To make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • Beat together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until blended, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, then mix until just combined.

  • Divide batter among lined muffin cups (about two-thirds full) and bake in middle of oven until pale golden and a tester inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Turn cupcakes out onto a rack and cool completely.

  • To make the Icing while cupcakes cool: Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan, then pour over chocolate in a small bowl. Let stand 1 minute, then whisk until smooth.

  • To thicken icing to spreading consistency quickly, spread it on a metal baking sheet and chill until thick and glossy, about 5 minutes. Scrape icing back into bowl and stir until smooth. Spread icing on cupcakes and sprinkle with peanuts.

  • Cooks' notes:

  • * If you aren't pressed for time, chill icing in bowl, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes before spreading on cupcakes.

  • * Iced cupcakes keep, chilled in an airtight container, 3 days.


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