Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter, and with this recipe you can enjoy them together! Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting is the perfect dessert to satisfy both cravings. And these two fan favorites are meant to be savored together. I think they are my favorite combo - the dark and sweet chocolate is the perfect companion to the creamy and salty peanut butter.

The recipe for this brilliant idea of a treat is provided by Ashely, the author and photographer behind Center Cut Cook, a blog that provides its readers with fantastic and easy recipes since 2011. The photos of her finished chocolate cupcakes with swirls of peanut butter on top are enough to wake up the cook inside all of us.

There are two parts to this recipe: the chocolate cake and the peanut butter frosting. What is amazing about this recipe is that for the cake, Ashley uses sour cream and white vinegar. Though it may sound weird at first, I implore to give it a try. The ingredients compliment each other perfectly to bring out the best flavors and the softest textures. The cupcake will be so melt-in-your-mouth moist that you should use liners in your cupcake pan to ensure they stay enact when you serve. And the frosting on top is more than just peanut butter - it uses ingredients such as cream cheese to make the frosting that much more creamy and tasty.

What is also worth noting is that this recipe uses cocoa powder, and not cocoa butter. The latter is the fatty component of standard chocolates. Moreover, it uses unsweetened version of cocoa powder, which makes the cupcakes even more healthy. It does, however, recommend a bit of sugar. But as with any recipe, you can always tinker with the amount of sugar added to suit your preferences. I think the creamy peanut butter frosting offers a good reason to reduce your sugar input.

To get this recipe (and to salivate over the photos of this treat), visit Center Cut Cook website link below.

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