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Two cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream and peanut butter with sprinkles peanuts on top

Peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes

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This recipe for peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes combines two wonderful flavours for a really rich, indulgent treat.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 75g 2¾ oz Peanuts salted
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar

For the topping

  • 100g 3½ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Peanut butter (smooth)
  • Peanuts to decorate

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tin with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the rest of the flour and baking powder until smooth.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Roughly chop most of the peanuts and stir into the mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 75g 2¾ oz Peanuts to decorate
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Spoon some of the mixture into each cupcake case. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To decorate, mix together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder to make the buttercream.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 100g 3½ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Spread the buttercream over the cupcakes, then top with the peanut butter. Decorate with peanuts for the final finishing touch.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Peanut butter (smooth)
    • Peanuts to decorate