Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
There are some things that are just meant to go together. Like Caramel and Sea salt, Bacon and Eggs, Peanut butter and Jelly or Chocolate and Peanut butter. In my house, this last combo ALWAYS wins. So you know these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes were adorned and enjoyed greatly!
Nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter. These cupcakes are reminiscent of my popular chocolate peanut butter cake that you guys love so much. You’ll also love my chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. The idea is the same here, we start with a rich chocolate cupcake (with hints of coffee and PB chips in them!), that is topped with a creamy whipped peanut butter frosting (the best!!). The frosting is probably the best part if you are a PB lover as it’s hard not to eat it just by the spoonful. Sweet. Salty and Perfect. Although each component of these cupcakes shine on its own (chocolate cupcake + pb frosting), they come together so well like they were made for each other.
In the spirit of things that are made for each other, today we are celebrating the upcoming nuptials of a dear blogger friend, Meriem of Culinary Couture, with a surprise virtual bridal shower!
Congratulations Meriem!! I am so so happy for you and your soon-to-be husband. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, love and a blessed union.
Be sure to check out the rest of the shower recipes. (Nora, thanks for hosting!)
A Virtual Bridal Shower Menu:
Paleo Brookies from A Clean Bake
Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream for Two from An Edible Mosaic
Mocha Cupcakes from Baking a Moment
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker
Cheese and Charcuterie Board from Hall Nesting
Mini Lemon Cheesecakes from What Jessica Baked Next
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup hot water (or freshly brewed coffee)
- ½ cup peanut butter chips (optional)
Peanut Butter Frosting:
- 2 cups (4 Sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
These look delicious and so pretty! Do you mind sharing where you got those great liners? Thank you!
Hi Kero! Thanks! I got them from Target a year or so ago. Sorry, that is not helpful. Wilton has some similar ones.
Ermagerd! You are absolutely right, nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter! During all this wedding planning, Reese’s PB cups have given me so much comfort. These cupcakes are sure to do the same! Chocolate and peanut butter just keep me sane 🙂 Thank you for being part of my virtual shower!
YES! Cupcakes always makes wedding planning less stressful. We are so happy for you 🙂
As a pb lover I absolutely approve this cupcake. The cupcake cases are pretty as well.
Hahha I am glad you approve 🙂
That cupcake looks perfectly dark and chocolatey! You’re right Zainab, nothing beats the chocolate/peanut butter combo!
Yes. it is always a good idea.
It’s times like this I am sad that I am allergic to peanut butter. Those cupcakes look so good!
Oh no!! Maybe make the frosting with almond butter?
My son’s birthday is in 10 days, he would love these! Perfect timing as always! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this one!
My husband would fit into your house nice, because chocolate & PB is his favorite combo too! Love these cupcakes, girlfriend! They look totally decadent and seriously delicious! I already KNOW I will be eating that frosting by the spoonful, so I’m totally making double… half for ME, half for the cupcakes! 😉 Cheers!
Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect match, especially for a bridal shower 🙂 Love the wrappers! Congrats to Meriem!
Chocolate and peanut butter is pretty much the best combo ever! These cupcakes look amazing, Zainab. I wish I could reach right through my screen and grab one (or three). Love the pretty frosting, too!
Yes, yes, YES. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is one of the best classic combos! And one I can never turn down… :S Lol
Yes, yes, yes, to chocolate and peanut butter!! These cupcakes look fantastic, Zainab!
Those look DELICIOUS! I need to try them out asap! 🙂
Wow, these are mouthwatering! And I can’t think of a more perfect flavor pairing. Thanks again for joining us for the shower and for bringing these amazing cupcakes!
Any bride to be would be lucky to get these cupcakes! I love the virtual shower and you just can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!
Congrats to Meriem, and what a way to celebrate! The peanut butter- chocolate combination is definitely one of the best, and these look sinfully good! Those cupcake liners are adorable, too. 🙂
awww yay Meriem! I still get sorta jealous that I didn’t get to have a virtual bridal shower (which is super silly of me :P)–but forreals it’s so amazing! These cupcakes were a brilliant thing to make. Choc + pb are def the best combo everrr and I love everything about these cupcakes! Pinninggg