Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins
With the popularity of cupcakes, these are sure to be a hit w/a surprise inside.
- 6 ounces squares white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup baking cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup strong brewed coffee
- 3 ounces squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- For truffles: In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate at 70% power, stir until smooth.
- Stir in peanut butter. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until firm enough to form into balls.
- Shape into twelve 1 inch balls. Roll in cocoa. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each.
- Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and coffee.
- Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3's full. Top each with a truffle (do not press down). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with cream, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Transfer to a bowl and chill until mixture reaches spreading consistency.
- Frost cupcakes. Store in refrigerator.
At My Last Bake Sale, These Were a Hit ! Over 40 People bought At Least 2. We Collected $20 Off Of Them !
I have tried many times to make a good cupcake from scratch and this one was a home run. Everyone raved about them. :)
I just did a trial run of this recipe before I make them for DD's 2nd birthday party. They turned out great but I will do things a little differently next time.
For the truffles I will pour the mixture in a shallow square dish and after they harden, I will slice them into squares then cover them in cocoa powder. That way they will be more uniform in size and I won't have to get my hands messy making them into balls.
The batter was easy enough. I used Pero instead of coffee as we are not coffee drinkers. I was concerned by the extremely runny batter, but they eventually cooked. I pulled my cupcakes out after 25 minutes, but they could have used another minute or two.
The frosting was simple. I used mini semi sweet chocolate chips and they melted in no time. I like that the frosting isn't very sweet. A sweet butter cream would be too much for this cupcake.
I'm excited to serve them to our family at DD's birthday. We all love peanut butter and chocolate and I think they'll love the surprise inside!