Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Cupcakes



 
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I love peanut butter, especially the nutty smell of it. This bunch of peanut butter cupcakes are one of my favourite cupcakes. My hubby loves them too.
 
 

 
 
 
Ingredients:                                                  Cooking time: 50 minutes approx.
ü  1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (360 ml)
ü  2 tsp baking powder
ü  4 tbsp butter, melted
ü  1 1/4 cup brown sugar
ü  1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
ü  2 eggs
ü  1/2 cup milk
ü  1 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting:
ü  1 cup full-fat cream cheese (240 ml)
ü  2 tbsp butter, melted
ü  2 cups confectioners' sugar (480 ml)
Method:
1) Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
2) Put together egg, butter, peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and whip using an electric beater till light and fluffy.
3) Stir baking powder into all-purpose flour and gently pour the peanut butter mixture into the flour. Combine until no speck of flour remains visible around the rim of the bowl.
4) Put muffin cases in a muffin pan. Spoon the cake batter into the muffin cases and bake for 25 minutes till a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
5) To make the frosting, put together the ingredients and whisk using an electric hand beater until the ingredients are well mixed, light and smooth.
6) When the cupcakes come down to normal temperature, spread the frosting on top of each cake and serve.
 
 

 

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