Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting because there is no better combination than Peanut Butter and Chocolate!
The school year is almost over. Each of my children did wonderful this year, all making the honor roll. I’m a proud mama.
The last week of school is really about hanging out with friends, teachers trying to get last minute grading done, maybe a class party or five.
So it was no surprise that Cassie wanted cupcakes for her Band class. And she knew just what she wanted.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter. And she wanted to make them herself. Sounds good to me. I’d already dog-eared a page in my Food Network Magazine for this recipe to try. I’ve been on a search for a good Devil’s Food Cake. I love chocolate but Devil’s Food is like the sinful chocolate cake. Rich, moist, and if it’s really good, it doesn’t need frosting. This recipe did not disappoint. I might have eaten 2 or 3, just to test them.
Since theses were cupcakes, going to school, they did have to have frosting. The peanut Butter frosting from Crazy for Crust was perfect! Dorothy knows a thing or two about cupcakes and frosting, just check out her blog and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
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Devil’s Food Cupcakes
adapted from Food Network Magazine
Peanut Butter Frosting
adapted from Crazy for Crust
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/3 cup milk
Cream butter and peanut butter together till smooth.
Add in vanilla and half of powdered sugar, blend. Add remaining Sugar, blend again. Add Milk by the tablespoon until you get desired consistency.
Cassie did all the work (except for the dishes) and I have to say not only did these taste great but they looked beautiful. Good job baby!
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