Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting are a wonderful treat! Sturdy but moist cupcakes with creamy peanut butter frosting.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- ⅓ cup baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups cold water
- ⅔ cups oil vegetable or olive
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- ¾ cup solid vegetable shortening
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup milk
Preheat oven to 325°.
Place flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and stir together gently.
Add water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar and mix well with electric mixer or wire whisk.
Spoon into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.
Bake cupcakes at 325° for approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
To make frosting: Place peanut butter, and vegetable shortening into a bowl and mix till smooth.
Add powdered sugar and beat well. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes using a decorator's bag, or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off.
Serving: 1gCalories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 503mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 2gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 13IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg