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Peanut Butter Pudding Cupcakes Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This recipe for the Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Pudding adds that creamy smooth extra bit of delicious enjoyment to the dessert.

Ingredients

Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
Chocolate Pudding
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

Place sugar, peanut butter, and oil in bowl of stand mixer. Stir with paddle attachment to combine.

Add eggs and beat til smooth. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and stir to combine; while stirring, add 1/3 of the milk.

Continue until all flour and milk have been adding, scraping sides of bowl between each addition. Add vanilla and blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Divide batter between 24 lined muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, until edges are golden.

Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

While cupcakes are cooling, make frosting. Place butter and peanut butter in mixer bowl; whip until fluffy.

Add 2 cups powdered sugar and whip until fluffy. Add 1/4 c cream and beat.

Add remaining powdered sugar and cream; whip til fluffy.

Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

Garnish with cake candies if desired.

Chocolate Pudding

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Put in the refrigerator to cool.

Assembly

Scoop out a hole in the top of the iced cupcake and spoon the pudding in and over the cupcake when serving.

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