Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Mousse Frosting

In other news...younger daughter is leaving to go back to the University of Delaware tomorrow and she asked me to make Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Mousse Frosting.  This frosting recipe is a compilation of a few recipes courtesy of Ina Garten, Martha Stewart and

The cupcakes are from a box...sorry, dear readers, I was running short on time.

Peanut Butter Mousse Frosting

1/3 cup heavy cream
½ cup peanut butter
1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, depending on how stiff you like your frosting. 
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk

Beat heavy cream with hand mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside. Place remaining ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium-low speed until creamy.  Fold whipped cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture with a wooden spoon until combined.  Pipe the frosting onto prepared chocolate cupcakes (I used Arrowhead Mills Organic Chocolate Cake MixTraderJoe’s  Chocolate Cake Mix is good too) or use between the layers of a cake.  Top each cupcake with half a peanut butter cup.

To add some yummy crunchiness, throw some chopped peanuts into the cake mix or use crunchy peanut butter for the frosting.

Kind of fancy and so good!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh! Chocolate and peanut butter... a match made in heaven. These look heavenly!!!!
Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party. Linky goes live Sunday evening at 8:00. Your yummy sweet treat would be a welcomed addition!!!

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

I will do that little thing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks for bringing the sweetness to ON THE MENU MONDAY!!!! yummy!