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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Deliciously moist and fluffy peanut butter cupcakes studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting!

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Chocolate and peanut butter… Who else is a fan of this heavenly flavour combination? So, today I bring you my irresistible Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes! Seriously, it is hard to stop at just one with these cakes. 😉

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

These cupcakes are loaded with peanut butter flavour. I used 1/2 cup of peanut butter in the cupcake batter, and 1/2 cup in the frosting. Peanut butter lovers – these cupcakes are for you. I also used 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, which I found to be the perfect amount for me. Use less, or up to 1 cup of chocolate chips!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes are:

  • quick and easy to make
  • deliciously moist and fluffy
  • loaded with peanut butter flavour
  • stuffed full of chocolate chips
  • topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting
  • easy to store and freeze!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Leftover cupcakes can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days. Frosted or unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Be sure to thaw overnight in the fridge before eating!

These can also be made 1 day in advance, covered, and stored at room temperature. Cover the frosting, and store in the fridge until ready to use.

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Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Deliciously moist and fluffy peanut butter cupcakes studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yields 14 - 15 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour* 150g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips 130g, and some extra for garnish
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar 150g
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 125g
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, melted
  • 1/2 cup greek style yoghurt 120g

For the Frosting

  • 4 cups icing/powdered sugar 500g
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 226g, softened
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 125g

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Toss in the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, and peanut butter, and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla extract, butter, and yoghurt, and whisk until combined. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups, filling only 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, peanut butter until smooth, and spreadable. Add more milk if needed. Transfer to a piping bag, and frost the cooled cupcakes. Or use a palette knife to frost as pictured. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Notes

*Make your own cake flour! Measure out 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) of plain/all-purpose flour, remove 3 tablespoons, and replace with 3 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch. Sift well.Leftover cupcakes can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days. Frosted or unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.Cupcakes can be made 1 day in advance, covered, and stored at room temperature. Cover the frosting, and store in the fridge until ready to use.

Did you make this recipe? Take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #marshasbakingaddiction, or tag me at  @marshasbakeblog. I would love to see!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Kari
    December 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Yum! These look delicious!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Kari!

  • Reply
    Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    December 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Marsha, these cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Fluffy and juicy, and that frosting with little chocolate chunks.. just irresistible. I bet this cupcake goes perfectly with black tea 🙂 Pinning and sharing off course 😉

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    December 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my absolute favorite combos–but you already knew that! 😉 Just staring at these cupcakes is making me drool, Marsha. They look so perfectly moist and fabulously peanut buttery! 😉 The frosting is, well, just frosting on the cake. Hehe. 🙂 Hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday! <3

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! You too! 🙂 <3

  • Reply
    Valentina | The Baking Fairy
    December 28, 2016 at 3:18 am

    These look fabulous!!! You can’t ever go wrong with the chocolate and peanut butter combination and I love how you frosted them!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks, Valentina!

  • Reply
    Miranda
    December 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is seriously the perfect duo! I need to make these cupcakes!

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