Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hot Fudge Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Found this ridiculously yummy cupcake recipe from Tasty Kitchen :) It is now my go to chocolate cupcake recipe! I didn't stuff the cupcakes as the recipe calls for, just frosted them. Next time I am going to save my energy and just use store bought hot fudge, it didn't taste all that different and was kind of a pain in the butt to make.

  • 1 whole Egg
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ½ cups Plus 1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • ½ cups Butter, Melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1-⅛ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1-¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ cups Homemade Hot Fudge (recipe Below)
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  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • ⅔ cups Peanut Butter
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar (you May Need 1 More Cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon Of Milk (have 1-2 More On Hand)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt
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  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Boiling Water Or Scalding Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

For the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add milk, cream, butter and vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in sour cream.
Sift dry ingredients together and then add to the wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth, then swirl in fudge sauce. Line a muffin tin (12 count) with liners and using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to each cup. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool before frosting.
For the frosting:
Cream butter and peanut butter together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar with mixer on low speed and gradually add milk and vanilla extract. Add a pinch of salt and mix until frosting is smooth. If too thick, add more milk; if too thin, add more sugar.
Put the frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a tip. Poke a hole in the cupcake with the pastry tip and fill the cupcake. Then frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.
For the homemade fudge:
Combine sugar, cocoa, salt, and flour in a bowl or pot over a double boiler. Bring water or milk to a boil in another saucepan or in the microwave. Gradually add hot liquid to sugar mixture. Stir constantly until mixture thickens.
Once it has reached the desired thickness, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Drizzle over cupcakes and store the rest of the sauce in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

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