Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 28mins
SERVES: 18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line eighteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper baking liners.
  • In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat peanut butter and shortening until combined.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Divide batter evenly among cups.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean, about 18 minutes.
  • Place 1 piece of chocolate on top of each cupcake; return to oven until chocolate melts, about 1 minute.
  • With small metal spatula, spread chocolate over tops of cupcakes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
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