Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting.
Big, big problem here.
Someone made frosting that tastes like chocolate cheesecake. Ugh. This is just great.
Someone who… has quite the fixation with cheesecake. Someone who started eating the frosting and the cupcakes and the sprinkles and sixteen more spoonfuls of frosting and didn’t take a solitary photograph until multiple cupcakes were consumed. Someone who completely forgot about even snapping one shot until the next day.
Someone is in trouble. And someone needs a life. Only so much chocolate cheesecake frosting can be consumed in 13 minutes. And it’s still not enough.
The worst part is that the cupcakes are pretty darn scrumptious too. The general consensus from the taste testers? Cupcakes that taste like Girl Scout Tagalongs.
Sweet. Someone doesn’t hate it.
Especially when one of those testers stacked together a double cheeseburger and topped it with salty, grilled kielbasa yesterday then claimed that he “didn’t want to waste the calories” from the vanilla ice cream offering I presented. Innnnnteresting. Instead he asked, “what about those peanut butter cupcakes you made last week?” Now that I can handle. Even if he did plan on stuffing one in his I’m-asking-for-a-heart-attack burger.
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3/4 cup peanut butter chips/morsels
Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 block cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1-2 tablespoons milk, if needed
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and peanut butter together in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and eggs and beat together until fluffy. Add vanilla and mix for another minute or so.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in peanut butter morsels.
Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350. Let cool, then frost.
Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add in vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and add cocoa powder, increasing the speed to mix. If the frosting it a bit too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. If it is too thin, add additional sugar gradually. Frost cupcakes once cooled. Top with chocolate sprinkles.
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186 Comments on “Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting.”
Oh. MY. Gosh!
These are epic!
Bookmarking right now. :-D
I cannot wait to sink my teeth into one of these!!
Chocolate and PB is my favorite combination EVER. I was supposed to be eating healthy today and now I just want to make these!
These may be what pushes me over the edge to try and actually bake something.
Those babies would not stand a chance in my house!
Girl Scout Tagalongs are my favorite!! Now please make a thin mint cupcake, PLEASE?!?
How much PB Morsels?? These look AMAZING!!!
Skip the cupcakes, let’s just have this frosting with fresh fruit and call it a day!
Ooooh good idea.
tagalong cupcakes, im getting all hot and bothered
Tag-a-long cupcakes? I’m in! Oh- and thanks for the laughs this morning! I’m glad you are back…I missed you! :-)
Choc Cheesecake frosting? I’ll take the sugar coma from eating that instead of the heart attack from that burger — yikes!
I wish I had one in front of me right now with my coffee!
I cannot wait to try these! I loooooooooove peanut butter (just had a most delicious peanut butter shake yesterday – no chocolate, just pb and vanilla), and I love chocolate cheesecake. I think I need to make these as soon as possible. I have a birthday coming up, maybe I’ll make them for myself?!?! Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!!!!! :)
That’s the best reason! And since it’s your birthday you can eat them all.
If it tastes like a Girl Scout tagalong then these have got to be amazing!!!
I sort of thought it did, but my cousin, brother and husband really thought it did!
Wow! These sound like a dream!
Um…delicious! Everything is better with peanut butter, chocolate and cream cheese :D
Just pipe the frosting into the paper cases and forget the cakes.
Actually just forget the paper cases and just pipe the frosting straight into your mouth.
That’s what I would do.
I don’t know anyone who did that… (cough cough)
These look amazing and I love the sound of chocolate cheesecake frosting! Need to get baking stat!!
I love the ratio of frosting to cupcake :) I think it truly demonstrates how amazing this frosting must be. Beautiful creation. Now I’m totally in the mood to bake…
Jessica, you make getting up on a Monday morning worthwhile. That is all. ;)
You are the best Angela!
As if the chocolate/peanut butter combo wasn’t enough, you had to add in the cheesecake flavor…
Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting. Say no more. That’s heavenly!!!!!!!!!
Holy deliciousness! I’m adding the ingredients to my grocery list! :)
this is a huge, hue problem…frosting like that is going to be the death of me!
Love, love the photo w/ the wrapper peeled back!
PB & Chocolate is my most favorite combination in the world. I can’t wait to try these.
I need to invite myself over to people’s houses so that I can make these, because there’s no way I can make them and not give them away or I’d eat them all.
Oh wow! The title of this post popped up on my blogroll and I started drooling! And the photos/recipes lived up to expectations…these look amazing! As much as I love peanut butter, I think I’d be almost as happy to eat that icing all by itself…have to make these soon! Thanks for another great recipe! :)
I ate a ton of the icing alone… so good!
You are definitely a go big or go home kind of girl! These cupcakes are so decadent!
Ohh – these sound so great.
Um no, this is not a mistake. This is a break through!
Again, you are a culinary MASTERMIND!!!!
Problem? Not in my book! Now excuse me while I write you a love letter. Good golly!
Those blogs are awesome. Great new reads!
We should be love letter pen pals.
These look fabulous! Chocolate and peanut butter is such a killer combination!
I want to sink my teeth into that frosting.
These look incredible!!!!!!! Now all that has to happen is that cream cheese has to go on sale here….otherwise its expensive! :P
My daughter is sitting on my lap and as soon as she saw your pics she said, “CUPCAKES! Meghan needs a cupcake!” Guess I know what I’m doing this afternoon. :-)
Aw! So cute… future baker. :)
I think the chocolate cheesecake frosting would make a nice dip. For potato chips. Maybe pretzels. Or chocolate chip cookies.
You are bad. Very bad.
Gimme that frosting!
You had me at Tagalong.
These would be gone in about 30 minutes in my house. They look delish, as always!
Tagalong cupcakes?! You didn’t. How cruel. What’s next? You use these to swirl into a milkshake?! Oh man, we are too spoiled.
Stop giving me delicious ideas!
We need to meet. We have the same food obsessions, and yep… chocolate cheesecake frosting is pretty much the best invention ever.
Totally agree! I should just move next door to you.
Be still my heart! I am overcome with pure foodie joy right now!
Chocolate cheesecake frosting…the name is enough to create curiosity! Love the cute little cups with the lovely frosting.
peanut butter, chocolate AND cream cheese… ummmm i think i’ve died and gone to food heaven!!!!!!
Usually, I do chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, but I REALLY like the swap here! I may just have to try these next time :)
And btw, I’ve been reading your blog through my reader for the past week now (well, a whole lot longer than that, but…) and I just realized that you changed your layout! Looks GREAT, Jess! :)
Thanks my friend!! :)
these look amazing!! i could bath in that frosting…tmi? sorry.
OOOOHHHH MY GAH!!!!!! can’t wait to make these! i made your strawberry-lime stuffed cupcakes and they were a hit! thanks
I love those cupcakes!
Ok, that is just plain wrong:-) Now I am totally craving chocolate cheesecake frosting this morning!!!! Guess I need to do some more fun baking today;-)