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Sunday, October 3, 2010

♥ Peanut Butter Chocolate Divine Cupcakes ♥

Ingredients:
* 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon 2% milk

BATTER:
* 2 cups sugar
* 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup baking cocoa
* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup 2% milk
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FROSTING:
* 1/3 cup butter, softened
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
* 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions:
* In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and milk until smooth; set aside.
* In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, water, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be thin).
* Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups half full with batter. Drop scant tablespoonfuls of peanut butter mixture into center of each; cover with remaining batter.
* Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
* In a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients until smooth; frost cupcakes. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 1 dozen jumbo cupcakes.

~~Taste of Home April/May 2007~~

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