Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with a Chocolate Frosting (here we go, bakery repertoire!)

Recipe: A chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling and a chocolate frosting.

I feel like every baker’s cupcake repertoire requires certain types of cupcakes, lest pretend customers at future bakeries will be unhappy (although I should say that I know a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting is one of these cupcakes, and I’m not happy about that. Boring. And not really a cupcake – it’s a MUFFIN. But I’ll do it for you, pretend future customers). But some sort of peanut butter and chocolate cupcake is absolutely one of those as well and YUM. With that in mind, I’ve been contemplating a variation of said cupcake and finally got around to testing my experimental recipe.

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March 26, 2011. Chocolate, Cupcakes, Peanut Butter. Leave a comment.

Peanut butter cream cheese brownies (Yes, it’s another PB/chocolate recipe. What of it.)

Recipe: A basic brownie recipe with peanut butter cream cheese swirled throughout.

So yes, it’s another peanut butter/chocolate combo baking weekend for me. Don’t know what it is – just can’t get enough PB/chocolate recently. I wasn’t actually sure what to make tonight but knew I wanted to make something with basic ingredients I usually have on hand (mostly because it’s cold here and I have no desire to hike over to the grocery store). So I settled on brownies. But I didn’t want to do your standard run-of-the-mill brownies. I found a recipe for cream cheese brownies but that didn’t seem all that interesting so I decided to jazz it up with some good ol’ PB. Look at me experimenting with recipes! I’m excited about this… hopefully it turns out well so that my co-workers don’t become wary of my experiments…

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December 5, 2010. Brownies, Peanut Butter. Leave a comment.

Chocolate peanut butter cake…meh.

Recipe: A chocolate sour cream cake with a peanut butter icing, covered with a chocolate-peanut butter glaze.

Sooooo it’s Sunday. And it’s been a bizarre weekend. Solution? Peanut butter and chocolate. Always. Always the solution to bizarre and not-quite-as-great-as-it-could’ve-been weekend is peanut butter and chocolate. Fortunately, I recently stumbled upon a recipe for a cake with just those ingredients! I was wary, however, given that the recipe came with a warning that the cake was quite rich. I also recently had a chocolate peanut butter cupcake that was so rich it made me feel sick, so that also made me wary. But it’s peanutĀ  butter and chocolate so I realllllly wanted to try it. Because everything with those two ingredients should at least be given a shot.

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November 7, 2010. Cake, Chocolate, Peanut Butter. Leave a comment.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, or How I Learned to Fall in Love with Peanut Butter All Over Again

Recipe: A chocolate-peanut butter cookie with peanut butter in the middle.

For the last few years, I’ve been on a sort of peanut-butterless diet. It was just one of those things that happened I suppose. I lived overseas in a country that doesn’t sell peanut butter (as far as I can remember…) and when I got back, I got swept up in cooking new and interesting foods. And, poor peanut butter, it got left behind.

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June 21, 2010. Chocolate, Cookie, Peanut Butter. 1 comment.