Small fact about me: I love chocolate and peanut butter. It's probably one of my favorite food combinations. I my favorite candy is Reese's, my favorite blizzards from DQ are Reese's blizzards, on occasion when I'm craving it at home I'll just melt some chocolate chips and put a dollop of peanut butter in it and gobble it all up. Needles to say, I kind of a have a thing for chocolate and peanut butter.
Thanks to Pinterest I found this yummy recipe. Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing. This recipe is really easy. You use a cake mix and make your own icing. (Which is the way I always make my cupcakes.)
For these cupcakes you'll need...
For the cake mix you'll use 1 box of devil's food cake mix and make the cupcakes according to the package.
For the frosting:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 stick of butter (softened)
Mix all your frosting ingredients together in a large bowl. Then pipe your icing on to your cooled cupcakes. You could even top your cupcakes with some chocolate chips!
There are only 2 changes I would make to this recipe.
1. Next time I'll add some chocolate chips to the cake mix to make it more chocolatier (is that a word?).
2. I'll probably use less milk in the frosting next time. It was a little soft when piping it and I like my icing a little more stiff for me to work with. (Just personal preference.)