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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES

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.

INSANE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES TO TRY NOW

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.

COCONUT CAKE MIX CAKE WITH 5 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

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.

INSANE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES TO TRY NOW

INSANE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES TO TRY NOW

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

EASY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

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

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 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
  • PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 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

Instructions

  • CUPCAKES
  • 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.
  • FROSTING
  • 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

Nutrition

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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3 thoughts on “CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES”


  1. This looks delicious! I love your blog. It’s the best! I am a mom of 4 who loves quick, simple, healthier, frugal and delicious dishes and all sorts of of your recipes meet these requirements plus the kids enjoy them. You’re brilliant! Thank you for your hard work!

    • Vanessa,

      I cannot tell you how thankful I am for you. Thank you for leaving me a message and letting me know you enjoy my recipes. My 5 kids are now all teens and young adults. I know how difficult is to raise a family and plan 2 to 3 meals a day. When I write recipe posts, I try to imagine how my post could help a busy mom. My heart goes out to you for having the most difficult (rewarding) jobs ever.
      Have a Happy Mother’s Day!
      Thank you for all your support,
      Diane Roark
      If you are looking for family fun travel ideas, visit my travel blog ouramericantravels.com

  2. Oh my these look chocolatey delicious and like a heavenly Easter treat. Thanks so much Diane for sharing and need to get my Easter baking on soon. So thanks for that reminder and the awesome Easter dessert recipe, too. Happy Weekend now 🙂

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