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Peanut Butter Cupcakes: A Nutty Delight for Dessert Lovers!


Hey there, dessert aficionados! Today, we're venturing into the world of sweet and nutty goodness with a delectable treat that will have you craving more—Peanut Butter Cupcakes. If you're a fan of the irresistible combination of peanut butter and cake, you're in for a real treat! These cupcakes are moist, fluffy, and bursting with the rich and nutty flavor we all know and love. Let's dive right in and uncover the recipe that's making waves in the dessert world!

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Mini chocolate chips or chopped peanuts (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then, mix in the vanilla extract.

5. Add the creamy peanut butter to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

6. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

7. Spoon the cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

10. For the frosting, cream together the softened butter and creamy peanut butter until smooth and well combined.

11. Gradually add the powdered sugar, alternating with the milk, and mix until the frosting is light and fluffy.

12. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them generously with the peanut butter frosting using a piping bag or a spatula.

13. For an optional garnish, sprinkle mini chocolate chips or chopped peanuts on top of each cupcake.

14. Serve and enjoy the nutty bliss of these Peanut Butter Cupcakes with your fellow dessert enthusiasts!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes are the perfect marriage of moist cake and creamy, nutty goodness. Each bite is a delightful explosion of flavor that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving more. Whether you're a peanut butter aficionado or simply looking for a scrumptious dessert option, these cupcakes are a true winner.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and prepare for a delightful baking adventure. These Peanut Butter Cupcakes will win the hearts and taste buds of everyone lucky enough to savor them.

Don't forget to check out the original recipe video by @vykhuefoodstylist on TikTok for a visual guide to creating these nutty treats. And be sure to share your creations with friends and family to spread the joy of these mouthwatering cupcakes.

Until next time, happy baking and indulging in the world of irresistible desserts!

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