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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

I'll admit it - I'm a Geek.  Probably fall in the "un-cool" category.  When I have down time in front of the television, I watch one of 4 networks typically - Bravo, TLC, HGTV and FoodNetwork.  Big Guy is "cool" - he watches Sports or the News or a HBO series like Dexter.  LOL!  So this afternoon, Cupcake Wars was airing on FoodNetwork.  My adorable 2 year old woke from his nap, sauntered into the living room and said, "I want to do that"  pointing to the tv as they were mixing their cupcakes.  How can I say NO to a face like this???

Those are "his" glasses - Teen's that she decorated with duct tape!
 Ventured to my downstairs pantry to see what quick and easy cake mix was on hand - Devil's Food!  Sounded like a winner to me! 
After the cupcakes were baked
I choose to make Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting.  So yummy and simple!

1 stick softened butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons milk or as needed

Blend together all the ingredients (I just whisked by hand), using milk as a thinner as needed.  If you want a stronger peanut butter taste, use more peanut butter and less sugar.  This recipe is very forgiving.
Once smooth, I filled my little icing gizmo I purchased several years ago from Pampered Chef. Just for fun, I injected the center of the cupcakes with a bit of icing.

Topped them off with a bit more icing.  Sprinkled crushed Butterfinger candy ice cream topping over them!  To be enjoyed tomorrow!


  1. Ok, I've just had the kind of day that BEGS for one of these. These sound absolutely fabulous! YUM!!!! What a fun idea. And can I just say that I can totally relate to your TV habits.... I'm a bit ashamed of how much Real Housewives, Cupcake Wars, House Hunters, etc etc that I waste time with. :-) Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap. This is a great recipe and I'm super anxious to try this. I'm bookmarking it now!

  2. Thank you for stopping by! I really enjoy your blog!