Friday, July 22, 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Ingredients: 55g soft butter, 1 cup soft light brown sugar, 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter, 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup plain flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/3 cup milk. For frosting: 2/3 cup cream cheese, 1/8 cup soft butter, 1 cup icing sugar.

For my "learning to bake" journey this year I kinda threw myself in the deep end and started off with learning to make Macarons and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies and skipped the baby steps like cookies and cupcakes. So would you believe, at age 24, these Peanut Butter Cupcakes are the FIRST cupcakes I have ever baked in my entire life! Crazy. They turned out pretty good though (thanks to the help of a patient teacher) and the recipe is below. 


♥ Preheat oven to 180°
♥ Place butter, sugar & peanut butter in a bowl & beat until well mixed. Gradually beat in the eggs & vanilla extract. Sift in the flour & baking powder then fold them into the mixture, alternating with the milk. Spoon mixture into baking tray.
♥ Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until well risen & springy to touch
♥ For frosting beat butter & cream cheese together until smooth, sift in the icing sugar & beat together until well mixed
♥ Spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes and you're done!

*I truly had no idea cupcakes would be so easy to make. I'm honestly such a learner when it comes to baking!!

On another note, my amazing friend who has been teaching me most of what I know, has just started her own baking business! Check it out on facebook: From Me To You

29 comments:

  1. Ooo, peanut butter cupcakes sound delicious! I'll have to add this to my list of recipes to try. :)

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  2. I've seen recipes around for these - they look so yummy!

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  3. They look seriously scrummy! Must try them xx

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  4. These look absolutely delicious!! I am tempted to bake today, but it is over 100 degrees and heating the oven sounds like a horrible idea. However, I wish I had one of your creations. xx

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  5. hi thank you to visit my blog! That's a pleasure visit with this cupcakes and peanut butter!!!
    thank you
    jessica

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  6. Thanks for the recipe! Peanut butter is amazing... sometimes I eat it straight from the jar, haha!

    ~Ruth (ruthrmay.com)

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  7. Thanks for the recipe! Peanut butter is amazing... sometimes I eat it straight from the jar, haha!

    ~Ruth (ruthrmay.com)

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  8. Thanks for the recipe! Peanut butter is amazing... sometimes I eat it straight from the jar, haha!

    ~Ruth (ruthrmay.com)

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  9. Mmm these look delicious! :) thanks for the recipe.

    Claire x
    http://tea-breaks.blogspot.com

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  10. So lovely! I really want to know how do you give that old fashioned look to the pictures. With a programm?

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  11. I will DEFINITELY need to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. aw, how fun! i love this :D

    and yes! i got your email...i'm so excited to be part of it! i'll be taking a photo soon for you. can't wait!

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  13. I love baking cupcakes , and I think I might have to try your Peanut Butter cupcakes. They look and sound VERY yummy!!! ♥

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  14. Oh yummm these look absolutely delicious! I will bookmark this for sure ;)

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  15. Yum Yum, that's a good recipie to remember! x

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  16. Wow! I can't believe you have never made cupcakes before. These look really great as well, yummie!

    Murphy xo
    www.girlholdingapaintbrush.com

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  17. yum! Gorgeous blog , I recognised the photos of hamilton gardens over at Down and out chic and thought " NZ blogger yay".

    xx Rosina lee
    http://rosinalee.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love anything with peanut butter, and these look absolutely delicious.. especially with that frosting on top. What pretty little cupcakes to make for the first time! x

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  19. I love baking cakes!
    Actually, I have never tried making cupcakes myself either, so perhaps I should just give it a go one day! At least your cupcakes look delicious, so that can be an inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from FarfallaDK

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  20. those cupcakes look sooo delicious :) cute pictures


    Make The Fashion Cyclist easily.

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  21. oh. i would eat all of them. no really. i just love peanut butter. thanks for sharing :)

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  22. As delicious as these look and I'd like to make them, there is no way I'm getting anywhere near my oven in this NJ heat.

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  23. first cupcakes you ever baked? Damn girl, you did good
    x

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  24. I have now made 3 batches of cupcakes since May which was the first time I had ever made them! I am trying to learn how to bake/cook too.

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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