April 7, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Ganache Filling and Chocolate Buttercream #cupcake #recipe

I made these vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter ganache filling and chocolate buttercream frosting for my husband's birthday this past weekend, and they were a huge hit!

Preheat oven to 375F


2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all of your dry ingredients, then add in your butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well, then spoon into lined muffin tins (fill 2/3 full).

Bake for 18 minutes, then cool for 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin. Continue to cool completely on a wire rack.

To hollow out your cupcake for the filling, you can either cut an inverted cone with a sharp knife, use a small melon baller or use a mini metal cookie cutter.


In a microwave safe mixing bowl, combine...

1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream)
1 tbsp cocoa
splash of vanilla
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

Microwave for approximately 15 seconds, then stir to combine. Put in the fridge to set immediately, for about 15-20minutes.


While your ganache is setting, cream together...

1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (or icing sugar as we call it here in Canada!)
2 tbsp cocoa

Mix well, and thin with milk if necessary.

Fill the cupcakes with the peanut butter ganache, then frost with the chocolate buttercream. I like to get all fancy with my cupcakes and put the buttercream into a piping bag with star tip to frost, but it's definitely not necessary! Frost however you like, and then devour!




Kaymee said...

STOP!!! Those look delicious!!!

Kaymee said...

STOP!!! Those look delicious!!!

Censie said...

Yummy! Love the flavor combos.

SS Kuruganti said...

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These look yummy! Chocolate and peanut butter is a great combo. Loved your buttercream swirls. :)

(We call it icing sugar here in India, too, btw.)

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