Favorite Blogger Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with a PB Cookie Dough Frosting

by Antonia on September 11, 2012

I say this all the time but the creative and mouthwatering recipes food bloggers come up with is just astounding!

Saturday night I attended a surprise birthday for one of my friends and fellow interns. And of course when I think birthday, cupcakes automatically pop up in my head. It’s a good thing everyone was allowed to bring food and drinks, my peanut butter cookie dough chocolate cupcakes fit right into the selection of nibbles everyone brought.

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It was hard to find the perfect item I could bring to the party. As always when I’m aimlessly looking for food to make I consulted pinterest {I’ve been hard at work updating my boards lately} and when I came across a recipe for the PB cookie dough frosting I knew this had to be made, pronto!

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A little not so secret tip: when making cupcakes use an ice cream scooper to add the same amount of batter to each liner. That way they will all cook at the same time. Unfortunately I currently do not own a scooper at this point but as you can see the chocolate cake batter is perfectly scoopable, even if using a normal spoon.

For the cupcakes I adapted a chocolate cake recipe I found on MarthaStewart.com. Nothing difficult about that.

The best part about these cupcakes however is not the velvety PB frosting or the rich chocolate cake, but rather that there’s no need to artistically add the frosting using a pastry bag. I just slathered the frosted onto the cake as fast as I could! I knew I’d have no other choice than to transport them on the train in a tupperware box, so why make an effort of prettily frosting the cakes? Also, there’s nothing pretty about eating cookie dough, right!

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I believe everyone liked these cupcakes, although I imagine they would have been a bigger hit if I had filled them with a Jägermeister or Schnaps filling {not that I would ever do that to perfectly delicious cupcakes}.

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For some reason I feel like these are the perfect fall cupcakes. Although you can never go wrong with either chocolate or peanut butter. And when you mix the two together the result is just outstanding.

And since you’re all probably just waiting for one thing, I do not want to leave you in suspense any longer. The recipe for the PB cookie frosting can be found here. Thanks for the great recipe, Ali!

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Nina September 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

These were super yummy :D Thanks for bringing them to the party and sharing the recipe!

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Antonia September 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Nina! Were you on non-Kraft approved sites during work! What a bad intern you are!!!

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Shannon (Healthiful Balance) September 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Wow, those cupcakes look amazing! I wish I had cupcake making talents like you!!

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Antonia September 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

thanks shannon! so sweet of you, I’m sure you’d manage to make these cupcakes…. I wish I was able to make perfect looking pancakes like you!!!

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Bec September 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

These look amazing! Cupcakes are definitely not my thing. Yours look great though! :)

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Antonia September 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

thanks Bec! do you prefer normal cake instead?

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Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets September 12, 2012 at 3:31 am

Chocolate and peanut butter. Yum. They look great, mashed frosting and all. I’d eat them.

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Antonia September 12, 2012 at 5:23 am

thanks meghan!!! i would also eat and make them again :D

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Laura September 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter, but peanut butter frosting sounds exquisite!

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