double chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

June 18, 2007 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Peanut Butter | 16 Comments

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i asked the birthday boy what cake he’d like, and he said “plain old chocolate” will be good, no “fancy fruity ones.” it’s quite easy to please most of my friends. to give him an extra boost, i decided to factor in peanut butter because he’s a big fan of that too.

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from donna hay’s simple essentials: chocolate

125g butter, softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
100g dark chocolate, melted

preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. gradually add eggs and beat well. sift over flour, baking powder and cocoa and beat until combined. fold through the milk and chocolate and spoon the mixture into muffin tins lined with paper patty cases. bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. cool on wire racks. spread or pipe with desired icing.

the chocolate icing was a mixture of dark chocolate and butter, and the peanut butter frosting was a mixture of peanut butter, milk and icing sugar. these were made based on estimates and to taste, so i can’t give you the proportions.

the final cupcake was very intense and chocolatey; one is more than enough.

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  1. oh these are just lovely maya! i really really love the brown & turquoise combination, its so classic! also, may i ask, were the turquoise stars made of choc? they’re not store bought right? coz i always hv prob tempering chocs, and they wont set in room temp 😦

  2. thank you evan! 🙂 yup the turquoise stars are made of chocolate. it’s actually coloured wilton white chocolate melts, i bought them in KL december. i think you might be able to get them in B-I-Y. i don’t temper my chocolate either. :p

  3. bought them in KL *last december.

  4. what a lucky boy. the cupcakes look so sinful gila.

  5. Maya, I made your dampest darkest deadliest brownies two days ago and they were devilishly delicious! (jus adding to the alliteration. heh.)
    I brought them over to a soccer match in which my cousins were playing and those tired, sweaty boys devoured them all up!! I’ve been invited to come for all their future matches from now on, thanks to yoU! haha.

  6. http://herewith-yanni.com/2007/06/20/minimelts-us/ – can’t help it but promote your blog with the beautiful photos…

  7. hi again maya, actually i’ve seen the chocolate melts by wilton in phoon huat (if you’re referring to ones which comes in a variety of colors and in form of round buttons) here :

    http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E310A5F-475A-BAC0-513EBB4AAC195A7E&fid=3E32DFEA-475A-BAC0-51B68534387FF8B9

    did you actually melt the choc and pour it in the star shaped mold? i think its unbelievable coz what i meant is, i’ve never been able to do chocs successfully. suppose i melt them, pour them into the mold then refrigerate, after taking them out, they’ll return to their melted state again 😦 so i really admire ppl who can make their chocs stay solid in room temp! wonder what im doing wrong…

  8. hi maya,

    yanni “advertised” about your blog on hers and i must say, you’re such a talent.

    tantalising gorgeous bakes you have here.

    i can’t help it – i’m a chocolate fanatic.

    i will definitely keep you in mind should i have the need/urge to order.

    cheers.

  9. yanni & sri: thank you so much. i still have a long way to go and much to learn. 🙂

    evan: actually i just microwave it and put it into moulds and refrigerate! i take a lot of shortcuts because deep down i’m actually lazy. haha. does it depend on the type of chocolate?

  10. Hi Maya

    Impress with you cupcakes..can call me @ 81630181

  11. kak maya kak maya..i stumbled upon your blog and haha my abg face terpampang here..your cupcakes is sooooooooooooo sinful coz i ate two of it..and yes..i love love love the peanut butter too..u do take orders rite..tot of ordering a batch for my colleagues for tchers day..still a long way to go i know =)

  12. Hi there!

    chanced upon your site! not sure if you take orders for cupcakes. I will be having a picnic bday gathering this coming saturday 11th august 2007. Will you be able to whip up something?

    Kindly email me at ahcheng17@msn.com.

    thanks and i look forward to hear from you!

    Cheers!
    Serena

  13. hey maya! how many cupcakes does this recipe yield? (:

  14. i think around 16-18?

  15. hey maya? I just happen to come across your site and i must say God is awsm cos he brought me to your web! I was actually wanting to get smthg for my boyf but I didnt know what to get though I roughly had a plan in mind.. & then came your sinfully (and must be) delectable personalized cupcakes!! is it possible to do an order? Pls pls pls get back to me via email or text me @ 81002397 asap bcos my bf’s bday’s cmg this sat and i was wondering if…

  16. Hi maya, god everything on your blog looks soooooooo yummy! Got me in the baking mood…
    Is the chocolate cupcake recipe above the one you usually use?


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