Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This week I was in the mood to create something new so that is just what I did.  Not exactly new, I picked bits and pieces of some of my favorite recipes to create a new cupcake flavor I have never made before.  My initial inspiration was the new mini Reese's peanut butter cups.  These little gems are so tiny and cute, perfect to incorporate into a cupcake.  I've had a couple unsuccessful attempts at creating peanut butter cup cupcakes before but found them to be too dry.  I knew it was a flavor I would continue to improve on.  Then, while perusing Pinterest, I came across these Truffle Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.  A truffle IN a cupcake.  Now who wouldn't love that.  I knew Erin of A Tale of One Foodie's Culinary Adventures was on to something there.  I myself enjoy a truffle from time to time.  Preferably with wine but that really has nothing to do with these cupcakes.  ANYWAY, I loved the idea of baking a truffle inside of a cupcake and I knew I wanted to attempt a chocolate and peanut butter flavor combination.  I started scanning all my recipes in cookbooks and online to see what sort of tasty sweet concoction I could come up with.  The finished recipe actually incorporated 4 different recipes all joined together in a heavenly peanut butter and chocolate delight.

The first step was to make the truffles.  The peanut butter truffle recipe I used was found here.  I omitted the crushed peanuts for the truffles baked in the center of the cupcakes.  The mixture requires time to chill before rolling into truffles, so make ahead or these can easily be made further ahead and stored so all steps don't have to be done in the same day.  Next I prepared chocolate cupcakes.  The recipe I used was from the book, The Sweet Little Book of Cupcakes.  I received this book last year for my birthday in March.  I'm always using and experimenting with different chocolate cupcake recipes but this is one of my favorites.  You can use whatever is your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and if you don't have a favorite, email me and I can send you this one.  Fill the cupcake liners just half way full with the batter (you will be making more cupcakes than what the recipe usually makes).  Place a truffle in each of the cups.  I made my truffles quite substantial in size so they stuck out the top of my batter.  Don't fret, they melt while baking and the cupcakes came out with nice even tops. 

While the cupcakes were baking I worked on the rest of the truffles, this time including the crushed nuts, to adorn the top of the cupcakes.  Chill again after handling, set aside or eat a few if you are having a bad day (not that you need my permission, but know that it is o.k.....indulge!).  Once the cupcakes are cooled, it is time for some frosting!  I found a peanut butter frosting recipe here.  It's a very user friendly recipe and quite delicious.  My only complaint with this frosting is that it didn't pipe well using a star tip (my favorite decorating tip) and in the future would pipe it on differently.  Not sure which tip I would use but this frosting didn't keep nice sharp edges with the star tip like many other frostings do.  Each cupcake was then drizzled with a dark chocolate glaze.  Unfortunately I can't remember where I found this glaze recipe but it is really easy and I use it often.  It is made by heating 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, 1/3 cup unsalted butter and 1 1/2 tsp. light corn syrup.  Stir until melted and smooth.  I usually let it cool before using so it doesn't melt my frosting.  The recipe makes a nice size batch and can easily be refrigerated and re-heated to use again and again.  The drizzle adds a nice chocolaty taste to cut the ever so sweet (but I'm not complaining) peanut butter frosting.

The final step is to top each cupcake with one of the finished truffles.  I like the idea of adding an extra truffle on top, not only for decoration but I feel like I'm giving an extra little treat to the person enjoying these cupcakes.  Now this is a cupcake that requires a fork and a tall glass of milk.  And I know what you are thinking, "But Sara, where are those cute little gems you mentioned earlier?  You forgot the peanut butter cups!"  No I didn't my friends, no I didn't.  One of those perfectly tiny peanut putter cups was rolled inside of each of the truffles, just one more surprise for whoever you may be baking these for.  Obviously the truffles inside the cupcake melt and settle some but when you bite into that cupcake, that little goodie is there.

I apologize for not typing out the entire recipe, maybe I'll do that for a future post.  This was a bit of a last minute post as I wanted to make sure I posted today.  Today is a special day, it's my BLOGiversary.  Three months ago today I sat in my friend's kitchen freaking out not knowing if I could do this.  I read, re-read and re-re-read my first post  before finally just doing it.  I appreciate all of the followers and am obsessed with watching the "page views" number go up and up (even though I'm pretty sure most of the views are my Mom and Dad).  I look forward to sharing many more cupcake ideas, recipes and much, much more with all of you.  Now I'm going to sit down with  a tall glass of milk and sample these cupcakes.  Cheers! 

Be sure to check my "linking up" page to see where I may be sharing this post.

57 tasty sweet comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oh my geez these look delish x infinity! Thanks for sharing, super duper cute blog!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Um, wow. My mouth is watering! And I'm also, curiously, craving milk. Awesome cupcakes!

ilovecooking said...

This cupcake recipe is so adorable. There is too much peanut flavour. I love that you used inspiration from something you love to make something so delicious. Congrats on your blog!

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Wow only 3 months and your creating delish treats like this! that is impressive! and that cupcake looks AMAZING! love the idea of finding a little pb cup inside the truffle - how clever!

Maria said...

This looks amazing! And love the little truffle on top! That frosting looks great, peanut butter frosting is my favorite!

Georganne (LilaLoa) said...

Oh my goodness -- This sound DELICIOUS!!!

Deana said...

Those are amazing.... Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful week:)

Sara said...

Thanks, they are delish...these didn't last long.

Sara said...

yeah, milk really was a must with these, a perfect combo.

Sara said...


Sara said...

Thank you so much!

Sara said...

yeah, peanut butter frosting ranks right up there for me too!

Sara said...


Sara said...

Thanks! And thanks for hosting a great link party.

Jocelyn said...

I'm pretty sure I would be just eating spoonfuls of that frosting if I made it:-) Love the idea of truffles baked in cupcakes...amazing idea!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Wow! Yum, Yum! I'm drooling on my keyboard now!

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wow these look great I think I am going to make some this weekend

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