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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes -The flavors of chocolate and peanut butter come together perfectly in these moist delicious cupcakes.  And the best part?  I didn't have to make a frosting to top them with!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #chocolate, #dessert, cupcakes, peanut butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 25
Author Mary Bostow


Chocolate Batter

  • 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Peanut Butter Batter

  • 1 egg
  • 1 package cream cheese 8 oz., softened
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/4 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2. In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil, water, vinegar and vanilla to flour mixture, stirring just until smooth (do not over mix).
  • 3. In another large bowl, beat egg, cream cheese, peanut butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until creamy.
  • 4. Spoon 1 level tablespoon chocolate batter into each cup; evenly spread 1 level tablespoon peanut butter filling on top. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
  • 5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not over bake). Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool. 18 cupcakes.