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Day 185 – Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

1 Feb

Alright.  I wanna start February off strong.  Are you ready?  Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe below from Sally’s Baking Addiction).  I mean.  Yum, right?  Right!

Brownie-Cupcake     Mini-Brownie-Cupcake

The cupcakes are extremely crumbly but not too dry. They are very fudgy in consistency and in taste. A dark cupcake. Makes you want ice cream. Or milk.


The frosting is smooth and creamy. Nice and fluffy too. It has a strong peanut butter flavor with just a hint of sweetness. But, like the creamiest peanut butter ever. Not thick and sticky like regular ole peanut butter.

Brownie-with-PB     Mini-Brownie-PB-Cupcake

It’s as simple as the title. This is a fudge brownie with peanut butter frosting. If you don’t like either of those, you won’t like this. If you love both of them, you will LOVE this. It’s sweet, it’s simple. It’s fudgy and peanut buttery. Not a complex cupcake by any means. But simple, guaranteed goodness.

Brownie-with-PB-top     Mini-Brownie-PB-Cupcake-top

Note: I have to tell you, I love Sally’s Baking Addiction! I haven’t found a single recipe on there that I didn’t like. And, my hubby uses a few of her recipes too, and loves them! So, if you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you do!!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5


Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Brownie Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

For directions visit Sally’s Baking Addiction.

*Tomorrow: Caramel Cupcakes*

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