Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Ganache
CUPCAKES 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt pinch of cinnamon 3/4 stick butter, room temp 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 1/2 cup milk
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until blended. Add vanilla and egg. Add milk and flour mixture alternately while still mixing. Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.
GANACHE 3/4 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup heavy cream
Melt chocolate and cream in metal bowl set in simmering water.
FROSTING 1 cup peanut butter 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar 6 T milk
Beat peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Add 3 T milk and sugar while beating. Add the rest of the milk and sugar and beat until smooth. If needed, add a couple more tablespoons milk.