These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are so easy to make using a cake mix and an easy homemade creamy frosting.

I am going to teach you how to make these easy but special Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes.


Chocolate Cupcakes

To make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, I used my triple chocolate cake mix cake recipe plus a delicious peanut butter frosting.

This chocolate cake recipe is my favorite.  It is my go-to recipe to make many different desserts.  You can whip up a chocolate cake or cupcakes in no time using a Devil’s food cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, and chocolate chips.  This chocolate cake is super moist and chocolatey plus extremely easy to make.

Peanut Butter Frosting

This Easy Peanut Butter Frosting can be whipped up in less than five minutes.  The ingredients include butter, peanut butter, milk, salt, vanilla, and Confectioner’s Sugar.   This frosting is creamy with a terrific peanut butter flavor.  You will be looking for excuses to slather this peanut butter frosting on everything.

Easter Desserts

Because Easter is around the corner, I dressed up these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes up with cute Peanut Butter Easter Bunnies by Resse’s.  Typically, I would add a Resse’s Cup to the top of each cupcake.


Why use a cake mix?

This question is obvious, but it is so true that we have less and less time to spend in the kitchen.  Cake Mixes are a homemade or home-baked cake with far less time spent in the kitchen.

In addition to less time spent in the kitchen preparing a delicious dessert, cake mixes are a reliable friend.  Cake mixes from scratch require some practice.  Yes!  I can tell you a story or two when I did not have just the right ingredient called for in a made from scratch dessert and the adverse outcome that followed.  You have to have the right cake flour and room-temperature butter for example.  If you are using a cake mix, you do not have to worry about the ingredients.

Cake mix desserts are easy to assemble by just dumping all the ingredients together and mixing them up.  You can even put your spin on cake mix desserts by adding can pie filling, or a handful of fresh fruit.

A Cake Mix Can Be Used To Make More Than Cakes

You can tweak a cake mix dessert by putting your spin on the recipe and quickly turn a cake mix cake into cupcakes, bars, cookies, waffles, pies, or even cheesecake.

When making a made from scratch cake, you have to worry about over beating.  You do not have to worry about how long you mix a cake when using a cake mix.   Cake mixes are magical in that way.  I have under mixed and over combined, and they still bake up high and look stunning.

Cake Mix And A Can Of Soda

Have you ever mix a cake mix with JUST soda.  It comes out extremely light, fluffy and terrific.  Not to mention, low in fat and calories especially if you are using a diet soda.

Baking does not need to be a long drawn out follow every detail in the recipe process.  You can bake a great dessert quick and easy using a cake mix.  My pantry is full of cake mixes.  I stock every flavor because I never know when the moment will hit for a delicious dessert.  I am always ready to whip up a cake mix dessert like these fantastic Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes.  They are not only easy to make but beautiful and tastes amazing.

Poke Cakes Made From A Cake Mix

Some of my favorite desserts are poke cakes made with cake mix.  They are incredibly moist from a layer of condensed milk or pudding and generally topped with a layer of non-dairy topping.  Poke cakes are not only moist but super light and creamy.  Not to mention how super simple they are to make.

That brings Me To Homemade Frosting

I have always said the best part of a dessert is the frosting.  For this reason, you can quickly whip up a cake with a cake mix, but you absolutely must make homemade frosting.  You can make a frosting from scratch in five minutes using butter, Confectioners sugar, and flavorings and it is always well worth the extra minutes it took to make it.



If you love fabulous desserts using a cake mix, be sure to see this post:  25 EASY CAKE MIX DESSERTS

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 1 - 18- ounce box Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 - 4- ounce box chocolate instant pudding mix dry
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 - 8 ounces carton sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 - 12- ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted Confectioner's sugar


  • Using a mixer, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, and water.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine peanut butter and butter until light and creamy.
  • Add milk, salt and vanilla and mix well.
  • Next, slowly add Confectioner's sugar.
  • Makes 2 - 1/4 cups
  • Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator when not using.
  • Re-whip before using if it has been refrigerated


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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