These cupcakes are AMAZING!! If you have any sorrows to drown or any celebrations, these are your cupcakes.
My husband and I love going to Barnes & Nobles and browsing cookbooks and magazines. Sometimes we take pictures of the recipes with our cell phones....GASP...instead of buying the book. That is where this delectable little recipe came from! So, we did not get a picture of the book cover and I am unable to share the source at this time. That definitely does not take away from the party in your mouth when you take a bite!!
I was very excited that I got the chance to display these cupcakes on the cupcake stand I made! The project was super easy and turned out very cute.
2 C all purpose flour
2 C sugar
½ C cocoa
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
½ t salt
1 C oil
1 C milk (please do not use skim; use at least 2%)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 t vanilla extract
1 C hot water
½ C butter, softened
1 C creamy peanut butter
3 T hot water
2 C confectioners’ sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line your cupcake tins; makes around 22 cupcakes.
In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
Add oil, milk, vanilla, beaten eggs; blend well. Stir in hot water; mix well.
Fill lined cupcake tins using 1/3 cup measuring cup. Bake 22-25 minutes. Let cool.
For the frosting: blend the butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and hot water (alternating) until desired texture is achieved.
I currently live in the midwest with the most amazing husband! We love to cook, bake, try new recipes, dine out and anything food related!
We love life and find inspiration everywhere in everyday life!
We have three dogs (two of which we adopted from rescues), a cat and two horses! We enjoy spending time with all of our animals and are so lucky to have them.
We're very active and enjoy volleyball, softball, mountain biking, hiking, vacationing, etc. We basically enjoy being on the move!
I love to cook and bake, and I'm rather good at it too. People often ask me to make them stuff for special events. I'm a fitness freak, so this love of food has caused much strife in my life.....and it always wins! ;) I think loving food and fitness are essential to each other. I work out so I can eat more food! In food there is love and many lasting and unforgettable memories are made over a great meal!