Cakes By Catriona
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Cupcakes (For 12 large yummy cupcakes) - Vegetarian
For the cupcakes
1 sachet of Moirs Cake Mix in Vanilla Flavour (Rs89 at Intermart - refer photo step 1)
80ml of melted margarine (microwaved for 30 seconds)
180ml of milk
20ml of Vanilla essence
150g of unsweetened peanut butter (Rs109 at Intermart - refer photo step 5)
12 large cupcake liners (I purchased mine here)
For frosting and decoration
85g of butter
195g of unsweetened peanut butter (Rs109 at Intermart - refer photo step 5)
150g of icing sugar
10ml Vanilla essence
35ml of milk
40g of your favourite roasted peanuts
Star shape icing noozle (refer photo step 11)
1 piping bag
Step 1 (Preparing cupcakes): Place your cupcake liners in your cupcake mold !
Step 2: In a mixing bowl add your Vanilla cake mix, followed by your melted margarine.
Step 3 : Then add your milk followed by your vanilla essence .
Step 4: Using your hand whisk, mix everything together until you obtain a smooth batter.
Step 5: Then add in your peanut butter and mix again until well combined !
Step 6: When you obtained a uniform and smooth mixture, your batter is ready ! Using a spoon, fill your cupcake liners (75% / not 100% !). Then bake them in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes or until a brochette pick comes out clean when inserted in the center of any cupcake.
Note: Do not fill your cupcake liners completetly (100%) because your batter will actually rise when baking !
Step 7: Cupcakes baking in progress and eventually out of the oven, hot hot hot !... Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decoration !
Step 8 (preparing frosting): While your cupcakes are cooling, prepare your frosting ! In a mixing bowl, add your butter, peanut butter and mix mix mix (3-4 minutes) using your electric mixer until you obtain a smooth mixture !
Step 9: Then add in your icing sugar, mix until combined, add your vanilla essence and again mix until combined.
Step 10: Finally add your milk and perform a final mix for about 3 minutes until you obtain a smooth/fluffy frosting for your peanut butter cupcakes !
Note: You will observe while mixing that the color of your frosting becomes paler ..
Step 11: Get your star shape icing noozle in your piping bag and fill the latter with your peanut butter frosting .
Step 12: In a circular way and starting outwards towards the center, pipe small stars on one cupcake.
Step 13: Repeat with all of your cupcakes !
Step 14: Top up with your favourite roasted peanuts !...
(Pictures below taken without flash for true colors )
Enjoy and mostly, share them with Love ..
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