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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Moist dark chocolate cupcakes frosted with a decadent peanut butter buttercream frosting tastes just like a yummy peanut butter cup.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 jars


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 12 T. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 T. Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups muscavado light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark roast brewed coffee room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 T. Say Grace Vanilla Extract

Peanut Butter Buttercream

  • 10 T unsalted butter
  • 2 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2/3 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Say Grace Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


To make the cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line muffin tins with liners In a large bowl, toss flour, baking powder, baking soda, and fine sea salt. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and whisk in Dutch process cocoa powder and cook for about a minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in both sugars.
  • Add in coffee, buttermilk , eggs and vanilla beans and whisk until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  • Divide the batter between 32 cavities. 
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until there are just a few moist crumbs picked up with a toothpick. Let the cupcakes cool on a baking rack for 15 minutes to set.

Peanut Butter Buttercream

  • With a standard mixer fitted with a paddle beat the butter on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. 
  • Add the peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream, vanilla extract, and kosher salt with the mixer on low.
  • Then beat on high for 3 minutes and frosting is nice and fluffy.
  • Decorate cooled cupcakes as you wish. Say Grace and enjoy!
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