Thursday, March 21, 2013

Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

These Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes are delicious.  My Aunt Laura made them a few years ago, and they were so good that I decided to make them for Charly's birthday.  She does not normally like frosting, but she liked this frosting.  It is a really simple recipe and the frosting is to die for.  The cupcake recipe is from Paula Deen on the Food Network and the frosting is from The Barefoot Contessa at Home CookbooK. (page 188)

Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


1 18 1/2 oz Brownie Mix
1 bag peanut butter and Milk Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners and spray with non stick cooking spray

Make brownie mix according to the directions on the box.

Then fill muffin cups 1/2 full with brownie batter.

Then add 1 Tb peanut butter and milk chocolate chips on top of brownie batter

Next press chips into brownie batter until the batter comes to the top of the muffin cups.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until center is firm.

Cool brownies on a rack for 10 minutes and then take them out of the muffin pan and cool an a rack totally before frosting.

Kathleen's Peanut Butter Icing


1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
5 TB unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream


Mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl on medium-low until creamy.  Scrape down the sides as necessary.

Then add cream and beat on high until smooth.  I did need to add an extra TB of cream, so that it was creamy enough to frost the cupcakes.

Put into a frosting bag with a star attachment and pipe frosting on the cupcakes.

If you don't have frosting bags, you can just pipe it out of a ziploc bag or spread it on the cupcakes with a knife.

I hope that you like these Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Frosting.  The frosting is delicious.  These were a big hit for Charly's birthday.  I always love hearing from you.

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  1. Hi Debi,
    Now this is something I would love- PB and brownies as a cupcake. Looks delicious!

  2. Oh my, this makes me want coffee. What a delicious sounding cupcake you've got here.

  3. Nice, Debi and Charly. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Linda

  4. ooh decadent! sounds delicious! i came by from "share your cup" because i couldn't resist the photo of cupcakes! have a great day. xo

  5. !!! This looks incredible! Man. I cannot wait to make these. I love chocolate and peanut butter, so this is pretty much a dream come true.

    1. Hey Natasha,
      I'm so happy you came by today. You are totally making my day. I hope that you like them. They are pretty easy and delicious.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Yum, these look SO good! Thanks for sharing! Found you through Saturday Show and Tell!!

  7. Pinned! Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes! Have a great week! ~ Paula

  8. MMMMMM....looks absolutely sinful! :D

  9. YUM, YUM! They look awfully tasty. Pretty too! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  10. They look so yummy and I'm a huge frosting girl and this sounds yummy!

  11. This recipe has three of my favorites in it - Peanut Butter, Brownies and Cupcakes!

    Thank you so much for linking this wonderful recipe up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I can't wait to see what you bring to the party next week.

    Cynthia at

  12. The peanut butter icing looks so inviting! If I could, I would take a bite through my laptop screen :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !


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