Monday, January 2, 2012

chocolate peanut butter cup cupcakes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes from Brittany:

Chocolate Cake

1 milk chocolate cake mix

Follow directions on cake mix substituting buttermilk for the water. Bake in mini cupcake pan.

Chocolate Ganache

4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4 oz heavy cream
1/4 cup peanut butter

Heat the cream until it just begins to boil. Pour it over the chocolate in a medium bowl. Whisk until the chocolate melts, then whisk in the peanut butter until it's all incorporated and smooth. Dip tops of cupcakes in ganache and allow to set.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

*may need to add milk if frosting is too thick.

Pipe onto cupcakes dipped and set in ganache and top with the new mini reese's peanut butter cups.

*recipe adapted from here and here

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