You guys know I don’t need a holiday to make cupcakes. I will, however, happily use a holiday as an excuse to try a cupcake recipe I’ve been playing with.
Wednesday was most definitely one of those days. There is no way that I could say no to celebrating National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
Of course, these cupcakes aren’t entirely chocolate. They are, however, the bomb dot com. They use two different batters for a marbled chocolate and peanut butter effect. A rich buttercream icing is colored green for the grass of our pumpkin patch, and a handmade peanut butter chocolate pumpkin sits atop each.
I think it’s safe to say that these aren’t exactly the healthiest cupcakes I’ve made. It is possible, however, to make them a little better for you by using a few simple items such as unprocessed sugar or natural peanut butter.
The recipe is also easily adjusted for any allergies by simply using a different nut butter or going with chocolate only cupcakes.
To lighten things up even more, you can substitute the 1/2 stick of butter called for in the chocolate side for 1/2 C of natural applesauce. ( I do not recommend doing this with the icing butter, however, that won’t quite work out right.)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes
What are your favorite fall flavors? Maybe it was from football game snacks when I was a band nerd or going to craft shows with my family when I was younger but peanut butter has always been a fall favorite for me. It goes perfectly with these cupcakes to make the ultimate fall treat whether it’s #NationalChocolateCupcakeDay or any other day.
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