The Mister’s Birthday Part 1

The Mister celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago.  He requested cupcakes instead of a full cake.  He’s all about chocolate, so I decided on Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting and I must say, they were mighty good.  Moist and chocolatey and sweet but not overwhelming.

Chocolate cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting

I took my mom’s yummy Moist Chocolate Cake recipe and cut it in half.  This yielded about 16 cupcakes.  (To make a 2 layer cake or a 9×13, just double the ingredients.)

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1 1/8 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Dutch Process Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk (or regular milk with 2 Teaspoons Vinegar)
  • 1/2 Cup Boiling Water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prep cupcake liners, (or if  you are making a cake, grease and flour tins.)  Cream butter.  Add sugar and eggs, beat well.  In another bowl, sift flour with cocoa.  Add baking soda to buttermilk.  Alternately add the flour/cocoa and the buttermilk to the butter/sugar/eggs.  Beat thoroughly.  Gradually fold in boiling water.  Pour batter into cupcake liners, about 2/3rds full.  Bake.  Test with cake tester or toothpick for doneness.  Cupcakes should take around 18-22 minutes, cake layers about 30 minutes.

I made the Peanut Butter Frosting recipe from  Sally’s Baking Addiction ,  It’s more than enough frosting for 16 cupcakes and more importantly, it’s REALLY good.  Here’s the recipe…

Peanut Butter Frosting


  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons room temp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Cream


In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or an electric handheld mixer),  add the peanut butter, confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and salt.  Mix on medium-low speed until creamy and smooth.  Slowly add the cream and beat on very high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.  Spread on cooled cupcakes.

One Response

  1. Robyn
    Robyn March 8, 2013 at 7:19 am | | Reply

    Hey Heather!

    I baked these tonight.. thanks for the recipe. Husband is also a chocolate monster.. he inhaled three in a row, I think he might have diabetes now. haha. Thanks for the great recipe!


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