Thursday, April 5

Chocolate peanut butter cream cupcakes

I am impressed with my cooking skills lately. I love the Food Network and I learn a lot from watching that show. Lately cupcake wars have been a fave show and I learned a cool trick to make cupcakes look and taste professional.

I had a mix of choc cake I wanted to make and frosting. (I use Pamelas gluten free mixes) I wanted to do a cool filling so I used what I had in the house and it was a success!!! It honestly was a experiment that thankfully worked well. you know because heaven forbid I actually look up a recipe online, LOL.

So here's my (blind leading the blind) instructions.

Make your cupcake mix and let cool completely. Take sharp knife and cut a small hole in the top, remove excess cake.

For my filling I wanted a peanut butter flavor so I took 1/2c heavy whipping cream and beat it with a mixer to make whipped cream and added 1T of stevia or you can use sugar(add before you beat). I folded in 2T peanut butter. It turned out to be a nice light filling.

To pipe into cupcakes put a baggie into a cup and add filling. Putting it in the cup makes it easier to scoop out. Then cut a hole in baggie and you can easily pipe into the middle of the cupcakes.

For the frosting you can do the same thing by putting it into a larger baggie, cutting a hole, and piping the frosting on to the cup cake. I love the way it looks, like it's with a real piping bag.

They look professional and the filling makes them super yummy. (All I had was Thanksgiving wrappers LOL). You can do many different fillings, cake, frosting combos. It takes a cheap box mix and makes them extra special and unique. I think I will be doing this for B's birthday this year instead of spending the extra money for bakery made cupcakes.


Jess said...

Oh, those look so yummy!!!!

I gave up cookies, cake, and candy for Lent, so I've been searching for something to make for Easter, lol. I may have to try this!!

Ashley said...

Mmmmm! Those look so yummy! What kind of icing did you use? I used some premade icing recently and tried piping it on with an icing bag, but the consistency was off, so it definitely didn't look as good as yours! :)

Tiff said...

Yum. Yum. Yum. Girl you are getting all over this cooking thing! I'm so proud of you and it looks so good!

Megan said...

those look great! are you going to the gf expo in lombard this weekend?

Dianna said...

Those look delicious!!