Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Filled Fudge Cupcakes

I have been trying to find baked goods to make so that I can stop buying pop-tarts and other high fat/calorie prepared foods that had been purchasing for hubby's snacks at work.  While looking through one of my cookbooks, I came across this awesome recipe for a cupcake that actually has a bit of nutritional value to it.  They are easy to make. I am even planning on letting my kids have them for a breakfast along with some eggs or yogurt!

Peanut Butter Filled Fudge Cupcakes

1 cup all-purpose flour (1/2 cup whole wheat, 1/2 cup white)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening (or butter)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (can use crunchy)
1 TBSP. honey
1 TBSP. milk

In a bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  In a mixing bowl, beat shortening for about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add dry ingredients alternately with 1/2 cup milk, beating well after each addition. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, honey, and 1 TBSP. milk; beat well.

Place a scant 2 TBSP of batter in each muffin cup. Spoon about 1 rounded teaspoon cream cheese mixture into center of each; fill cups half full with remaining batter(1 TBSP each muffin cup). Bake in 375° oven for 20 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.  Makes 16-18 cupcakes.

Notes: I use my small and medium Pampered chef scoops to measure out the batter and the filling for the muffin cups.  These can be left unfrosted or frosted.  I frosted some of mine with just a can of already made frosting from my pantry stockpile.

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Callista said...

OMGoodness! bookmarked!

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, these look YUM!!


Jane said...

They look delicious! I can't wait to make them.

Donna said...

Boy do those look yummies!

Cole said...

WOW, those look amazing!! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

Samantha said...

These sound wonderful, cant wait to try !!

Hoosier Homemade said...

These look great! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday! Sorry it took me all wk to comment, I've been down with the flu.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I imagine these are to.die.for!!!!!