Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes
These Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes are absolutely full of peanut butter! A peanut butter cupcake with mini reese’s pieces and peanut butter chips mixed in is topped with peanut butter icing. A peanut butter lover’s dream cupcake!
So I mentioned last Friday that I was going with the hubs and in laws to check out a South African restaurant over the weekend. We ate at Ten Degrees South on Saturday night and were completely transported to South Africa!
Ok, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it was very nostalgic for them and fun time for me.
Not everything on the menu struck me as being super unique and different from things you might find here, but a couple things got them more excited than others for being more unique to South Africa and things they used to eat regularly.
We ordered “Biltong” as an appetizer, which is described as similar to beef jerky “but better.” It is a lot like beef jerky, but softer and not so chewy. Maybe a bit more flavor too. The hubs said it’s something they eat regularly in South Africa, kind of like we eat chips or something while watching football.
For dinner, the hubs had me get “Boerewors”. He tried to teach me how to pronounce it too. We practiced a few times, but it was another 5 minutes or so before the waiter came back, so by then I totally butchered it. They all laughed at me. He got something else, but wanted me to get that so he could have some. I was a nice wife and obliged.
It was very good. Basically beef sausage with “pap” (kind of like the grits you get with shrimp and grits) and a tomato-y gravy type sauce. Reminded me a lot of shrimp and grits, but with sausage and more tomato-y-ness.
It was quite tasty, and fun. I love seeing the hubs enjoy things like that that remind him of South Africa. He always gets excited, which makes me happy. 🙂
These cupcakes also make me happy.
The peanut butter flavor is perfect – not too strong, not too light. With all the peanut butter going on, it’s just right. And the crunch from the mini reese’s and peanut butter chips adds fun texture – I really wouldn’t want to leave them out. That might have been my favorite part.
And oh my goodness, they are moist. I tested them a couple times to get them just right and I’m so glad I did. I’m not normally the biggest peanut butter fan, but I loved these cupcakes!
And to my surprise, I think of all the cupcakes I’ve brought to our small group, these were eaten the quickest. Further proof that these peanut butter cupcakes rock!
Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Yield: 14-16 Cupcakes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES
- 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 egg whites
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup mini reeses pieces
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
PEANUT BUTTER ICING
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 2-3 tbsp water or milk
Shortening can be replaced with butter.
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