Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: A great combination of flavor!

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are sooo yummy. They combine two great flavors, and are topped with a Dark Chocolate Frosting. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

We just love peanut butter at our house. Well, most of us. My 15 year-old daughter isn’t a fan, but I have nothing to do with that.

She is my picky eater and that’s okay. We constantly introduce her to new foods and she already eats a wider variety of foods than she did as a little kid, and she tries new food all the time.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Cupcake ingredients.

Her older sister was a picky eater as a child too, but she eats just about everything now, and she will still try new things. Somehow she has even got her husband to eat many foods that he wouldn’t touch before she started cooking for him. Proud momma moment here!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

I never wanted my kids to end up hating a food because they were forced to eat it. People say it all the time, how they won’t eat a certain food because they were forced to eat it as a child.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

We always figured that as long as they were eating enough of a variety of foods to be properly nourished, then that is what matters. I would not want them to never be re-introduced to a specific food because it brings bad memories for them.

We think food should be associated with good times and good feelings, not getting punished.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Frosting ingredients.

Now about this recipe. I modified Martha Stewart’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes recipe for the cupcakes and I used Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Dark Chocolate Frosting recipe. She puts this frosting on her Death By Chocolate Cupcakes.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Let me just elaborate on this frosting recipe. I have tried many frosting recipes. Some were too sweet and some were just not the right consistency.

This frosting is perfect. It has the perfect sweetness and consistency. I usually make changes to recipes to “make them my own”, but how can you change something that is perfect?

Sally even tells you to add a pinch of salt if it is too sweet. I didn’t think it was.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting. Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 22m
  • Total Time: 32m
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, or regular size

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, and peanut butter until creamy. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with chocolate frosting.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Dark Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting. Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 10m
  • Yield: Frosts 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • chocolate chips, for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl sift together powdered sugar and cocoa.
  2. In a large bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. On low speed beat in powdered sugar/cocoa mixture alternately with heavy cream and vanilla, beating until mixed well after each addition. When all ingredients have been added beat for at least 2 more minutes. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  3. Garnish with additional chocolate chips, if desired.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: Made from scratch, super easy and quick. Adapted from Martha Stewart and topped with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

16 Comments

  • Josh February 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Sounds amazing!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd February 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  • Laura Dembowski November 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I love peanut butter and always have but that isn’t the case with all foods. We have been much more adventurous these past few years with trying new foods and it is so fun. Great looking cupcakes!

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    • Mindy Boyd November 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Us too. We are finding that we like just about everything! Thanks

      Reply
  • Sharmila -The Happiefriends Potpourri Corner November 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Absolutely a treat with one such cup cakes in hand!!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 9, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Isabella November 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

    These look so delicious! I love the glossy frosting!

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    • Mindy Boyd November 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Me, too. Thank you!

      Reply
  • Maria November 4, 2016 at 1:37 am

    They must be delicious!! Yum!!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 4, 2016 at 2:55 am

      Yes, thanks!

      Reply
  • Crystal Marcos November 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    These look so tasty! I will have to give them a try.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 4, 2016 at 2:55 am

      That’s great, I hope you like them! Thanks

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes November 3, 2016 at 4:33 am

    These are the show stopper, Mindy. The combo of peanut butter and chocolate is just unbeatable, isn’t it? The frosting is perfect too.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 4, 2016 at 2:53 am

      Yes, I think so. Thanks!

      Reply
  • Summer November 3, 2016 at 2:09 am

    The cupcakes are so fancy and look very delish ♥

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 4, 2016 at 2:52 am

      Thank you, they were fun to make!

      Reply

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