Recipe Monday: Amazon’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

As you may have been able to put together, I suck at baking. It is not a coincidence that v. few baking recipes have appeared on Recipe Monday. Luckily for you, my friend Amazon from Dangerous Women not only serves up thoughtful posts about feminism but also bakes delicious treats. Enjoy!

Amazon’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

3 C granulated sugar
1 C margarine
1 C peanut butter
½ C yoghurt
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs

1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
4 C flour
1 C cocoa
1 C large chocolate chips

3 C icing sugar
2 C butter
1½ C peanut butter

1) Combine the sugar and the wet ingredients and cream them together

2) Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour, and blend until smooth

3) Add the chocolate chips and stir until well-mixed

4) Add the cocoa and blend carefully to achieve a “marble” effect (or just add the cocoa with the rest of the dry stuff — it works either way)

5) Spoon into lined muffin cups (much easier to clean up AND to remove from the pan)

6) Bake until done (in my oven, this takes about 40 minutes, however my oven is a bit messed up. You’ll probably find that it takes only about 20 minutes in yours)

7) Allow to cool completely

8) Frost with peanutbutter (or chocolate) icing

9) Serve and enjoy

10) Om-Nom-Nom!

Makes about 36 cupcakes. (I think — the original recipe I made makes about 18, and the recipe I’ve presented here is the doubled version thereof).

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
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In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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