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chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting

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.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
cooling and frosting 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 543 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • cups oil vegetable or olive
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ¾ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 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
Keyword chocolate, kid-friendly
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