By Juenessa on February 18, 2007
Photo by Sweet Sugarplums
Photo by Sweet Sugarplums
"From Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook."
Serving Size: 1 (1807 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"frosting was amazing but didn't care for the cupcake part. Next time I'll use my normal recipe but this frosting"
"5 stars for the icing. I added a little more sea salt to it AND used the salted butter. Since the cupcake recipe didn't get reviews as good as the icing, I used the Hershey's "perfectly chocolate" cake recipe instead and they got rave reviews at my husband's birthday party. I topped them with 1/2 of a mini peanut butter cup and they were delicious! Note: If you use the Hershey's cake recipe, ONLY FILL THE CUPCAKE CUPS 1/2 FULL!"
"I used the frosting on another cupcake recipe. So, the five starts is for the frosting. It got rave reviews from the party guests. Light, fluffy, flavorful and an easy fix."
"This frosting is SO good! I did not make the cake, as I have fallen in love with the peanut butter chocolate cake recipe #261980, but I find that it's peanut butter frosting is not peanut-buttery enough. This is just what I was looking for. I substituted half and half for the heavy cream. I also used salted butter, and I meant to leave out some of the salt called for in the recipe, but I forgot, and it still turned out delicious."
"I did not make the cake portion, but the icing is the best, most delicious icing on EARTH. So so good!"
"Really good peanut butter and chocolate cup cake. My daughter made these just as the recipe stated. They were delicious; the cake was moist and the frosting wasn't too sweet and you could really taste the peanut butter."
"Not sure what I did but the cake turned out dry. The icing however was fantastic."
"Phenomenal Icing!! I only made the icing to top a different chocolate cake recipe than the one on this listing. My husband who normally does not like icing or frosting, RAVED about it. AWESOME!"
"I was a little disappointed with these cupcakes. The icing was very good, but the cake wasn't sweet enough for me or DH. Too bad for him since these were his Valentine's gift! Kind of tasted like dark chocolate, which I like, but I was not expecting that."
"These are awesome! I made them for my hubby's b-day, he's a big fan of pb cups so I thought the pb/choc combo would be perfect. The chocolate cake was so moist and rich, I used Ghiradelli cocoa. The pb frosting really made the dessert though. I added a 1/2 mini pb cup on top of each cupcake. They were picture perfect."
"The cake is delicious and moist and the frosting is so yummy I didn't have quite enough to frost all the cupcakes because I kept eating it while I was frosting them : Young and old alike will enjoy these delicious lil gems!"
"I made these for a baby shower, and although I did not get to eat one myself, everyone at the shower raved about them. There are quite a few ingredients, but the recipe really is not complicated. I loved the frosting (which I did get to eat) and will be keeping this recipe around for many future occasions."
"We love this recipe. I use just a little less sugar, but other than that, it's an incredible icing! I used a box mix, and substituted water with milk, and oil with butter."
"This recipe, when followed to the T,is absolutley delicious! And I thought it was quite easy to follow! The crumb of the cake was exquisitly tender and moist, even on day two. I was a bit short on the icing so next time I may 1.5X it. Barefoot Contessa never fails us!"
"Excellent! As the rest said, especially, the Icing! (And I made mine with extra crunchy peanut butter.) Made these to have on hand when family was in from out of town. They couldn't stay out of them. Thought I'd have enough to take to the office, but don't dare. I'll be making these again."
"These turned out excellent for me! The cupcakes were extremely tender, moist and nicely flavored. The peanut butter frosting was light and fluffy and not overpowering. I wanted a good coffee flavor, so I let it stand for several hours before I got ready to bake. I didn't find the recipe particularly hard...and the result was the most tender cake I've ever made! I did get a lot more cupcakes than indicated. I doubled the recipe because I was making these to take to my daughter's school dance wound up with about 50 cupcakes. Not sure why...they were normal size. But no one complained about there being extras! Thanks for posting."
"I didn't care for these. I found the chocolate a little to bitter for me. I like a sweeter cupcake. I didn't particularly like the icing either. I was expecting it to taste different, not so much like I'm eating straight peanut butter. However, my husband enjoyed these, but he's not much of a sweet eater."
"I decided to try this using just a cake mix for the cupcakes. It turned out pretty good. The frosting is really delicious though so I think I'll try it again using the actual cake recipe to go with the frosting. I doubled the frosting because the mix made 24 cupcakes. I was very liberal with the frosting but I still had some left over. We made a yummy sweet snack by using it up in between chocolate graham crackers! I will be making the frosting again. I'll update if I ever get around to trying the cake! HK"
"The chocolate cupcake was very tasty but to many ingredients and time consuming so it could be substituted for a easier chocolate cake recipe but the peanut butter icing was outstanding!! The icing was creamy and just the right sweetness, I would even consider using the icing for a birthday cake!!! This recipe is a keeper!!!"
"I just made these yesterday!! We all loved them, I especially loved the frosting. They are as good as any high end bakery cupcake."