Friday, November 13, 2009

Cupcakes...again!

I made cupcakes for my co-workers today! I went with the basic chocolate cake and tried a new peanut butter icing recipe. From what I hear, it was the best I've ever made! I thought I would share the recipe for the icing since it got such rave reviews.

Taken from Beantown Baker: Adventures in a Boston Kitchen {she's amazing!}, which she got from Mermaid Sweets, which she got from Food Network...or something like that...wherever it came from, it's a keeper for sure!

Kathleen's Peanut Butter Icing
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
Place the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.



I doubled the recipe for 24 cupcakes and had a little bit left over. Then I cut up little Reese's and put them on top! Let me know if you try this recipe out!

I hope you all have a great weekend! We don't really have any plans, but it will definitely be nice to just relax :)

33 comments:

Mona said...

These cupcakes look yummy!!

KatieSPerk said...

Oh yummy! These look delicious! I love peanut butter.

Katie said...

Looks so good! I actually made chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with Reeces on top for today too! Mine were for a friend's birthday though.

Have a relaxing weekend!!

ae said...

yummy! i love peanut butter so i will have to try this recipe.

Becky said...

Oh thanks for sharing...Terence's favorite cupcake is peanut butter and chocolate so I will have to try this! They look so good!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Sounds great!

Summer B. said...

DELISH! I miss you like crazy. I really do.

Time for me to write you a letter!

xxoo

Leigh said...

Yum Yum! I wish one of my co-workers would bring me some sweets. ;)

Mrs. Lopez said...

I got my birthday card in the mail today. Thank you! I think I'll forward this recipe to my sis-in-law as a birthday request!!

Stace said...

Oh my goshhh, those look delicious. I'll have to try it, I love anything chocolate and peanut butter!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I want to work in your office!!

Kristen said...

ah I want cupcakes!

Luna said...

those cupcakes look good. i am craving one now.

perfectly paisley said...

These look wonderful! I'm definitely trying this out! thanks for passing it along!

Annie said...

very impressive!! they look delish....and like a professional made them!!

Chloe said...

they look SO pretty!!

Sarah said...

Those look wonderful! I will definitely have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

Wow, I ice cupcakes like a 6 year old- yours look amazing!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

So cute! I love the cupcake stands too.

Jill said...

Your cupcakes are always SOOO pretty!

Red Lipstick Style said...

They look delish!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your cupcakes look great and love the little stand even more!!

Kassie said...

Oooh, these look so good! I'm going to have to try this--chocolate and peanut is the best combination in my opinion! :)

Suburban Princess said...

They look so good! Thanks for the recipe!

I keep missing your updates even tho I have you in my faves! :O(

I hope you are having a great Autumn!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Ahh, those look so good! Especially in your adorable cupcake stand! I need to get myself one of those!

Lexilooo said...

those look so yummy!

Phoenix said...

DROOL!!

Lucky in Love said...

That looks and sounds amazing!

Jules said...

Your cupcakes always look so delicious! I think you should open an Etsy store and sell them! The icing recipe sounds fantastic. I may need to incorporate this into some of my Christmas baking. Thanks for posting :)

CAC muffin said...

YUM they look amazing!

Kristin said...

OMG, YUM. Those sound amazing. I think I need to attempt that frosting asap!

Mrs. Sitcom said...

So cute! And I have that same cupcake holder!

Susannah said...

Wow, I think I just gained ten pounds THINKING about all of the goodness that is peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for sharing this awesomeness!

 
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