Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Recipe by Barb G.
READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For cupcakes; Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line standard (1/3 cup) muffin cups with paper liners (These are really better made in mini muffin tins.) Combine butter, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate in the top of double broiler set over simmering water.
  • Stir until mixture is melted and smooth, Remove from water.
  • Whisk both sugars into chocolate mixture, then whisk in eggs 1 at a time.
  • whisk in vanilla, then flour, walnuts, salt and remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups (about 1/4 cup each).
  • Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool completely.
  • Frosting; Put powdered sugar and the next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth, adding whipping cream by teaspons if frosting is to thick to spread.
  • Spread frosting in swirls over tops of cupcakes, sprinkle with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
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