Peanut butter cupcakes and chocolate icing

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Peanut butter cupcakes and chocolate icing
These cupcakes are delicious and really easy to make.

160g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

120g smooth peanut butter

80g butter (softened to room temperature)

80g dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 tbsp buttermilk

300g icing sugar

90g cocoa powder

85g butter (softened to room temperature)

6-8 tbsp heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 170°C/ 325°F/ gas 3. Line a 12-cup cake tin with cases.

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and put it to one side.

Cream the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs one at a time using a wooden spoon and mix in vanilla.

Alternating with the buttermilk, carefully beat in the flour mixture in three batches. Be careful not to overmix.

Divide batter evenly between 12 cupcake tins and bake for 18-23mins. To check if the cupcakes are cooked, insert a toothpick into the middle of a cupcake – it should  come out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cool.

For the frosting, sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder together to prevent lumps. Beat the butter at medium speed until fluffy in a separate bowl.

Mix the cream and vanilla together and alternating with your flour mixture, add this to the butter using an electric mixer on low. Add in 3-4 separate batches.

Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, frost your cooled cupcakes.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Chocolate

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Cupcakes

Special Info

Level of Difficulty

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