Peanut butter cupcakes

by thebaking

Peanut butter cupcakes happened last night.

The cupcakes were another fabulous – and slightly modified -baked result of a recipe from a favourite cupcake cookbook.

The end result looked like this:

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The topping is chopped, roasted, peanuts on top of melted chocolate.

The slight modifications that were made to the recipe were:

-using a different kind of peanut butter than the chunky, peanuts-only peanut butter that the recipe called for and that, normally, I would have used.

-using melted chocolate chips for garnish instead of using the chocolate ganache that the recipe called for.

The peanut butter that was used? This:

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This peanut butter doesn’t actually taste like the chocolate and peanut butter candy that it shares its name with. But it is delicious nonetheless. I’d actually never tried said peanut butter before – ever. So a thanks is in order for the person who introduced me – and who both brought the peanut butter over to my kitchen and helped with the baking.

As far as I’m aware, this peanut butter isn’t available in Canada, but it is, allegedly, sold in some grocery stores in the United States. It can also be found online.

Anyway, back to the peanut butter cupcakes:

They were soft, and fluffy, and peanut butter flavour, and awesome. I would most definitely make these again – and perhaps play around with different variations using chunky peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.

And now for something [not at all] completely different, this is what the peanut butter cupcakes looked like fresh from the oven:

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