Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Cupakes

Originally, I got the idea to combine chocolate, peanut butter and Oreos together in some form of a cupcake because my husband loves all of those things, so why not create a cupcake that has them all together?!

Ironically, my blogging friend Just Us Girls posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cupcakes. I was sold! I was going to make this for Father's Day!

I originally had the idea of a chocolate cupcake and because I'm always on the hunt for great chocolate cupcake recipes, off to Pinterest I went. I came across a handful of recipes that all included my key ingredients of chocolate, peanut butter and Oreos.

Original Recipe:

The recipe that I based this dessert from was found over at Crazy For Crust, but I decided to make a few changes.

This recipe includes my 3 key ingredients plus a few more.

Our Changes:

With a few changes, this is what our recipe looked like in the end:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Cupakes

For the cupcakes:
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup light sour cream
10 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
12 Oreo cookies to be placed in bottom of cupcake liners
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Notes:
We omitted the salt, used light sour cream, reduced the number of oreos for chopping and added a whole oreo lightly spreaded with peanut butter to the bottom of the cupcake liner.

To make the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line your muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Add cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add your eggs, one at a time beating well in between each addition.
  5. Beat in the vanilla.
  6. Add half the flour mixture on low speed along with half the sour cream. Mix until just combined.
  7. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and sour cream.
  8. Fold in the chopped Oreos.
  9. Scoop batter into muffin liners, filling each about ¾ full. Bake about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk milk
½ cup chocolate chips (any kind), for drizzle

Notes:
We changed the milk from whole to 1%.
We used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate for drizzling.
We didn't put oreo crumbs on top of the cupcakes as we felt that it was fancy enough with the yummy peanut butter frosting and the chocolate drizzle.

To make the frosting:
  1. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter until well blended.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix until blended and smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  3. Turn the mixer to low speed and add half the powdered sugar with half the milk.
    Mix until just blended and repeat with remaining powdered sugar and milk. Beat on low until creamy, about 1 minute.
  4. Frost cupcakes.
  5. To make chocolate drizzle, melt ½ cup of chocolate chips in microwave. Add to a Ziploc bag and snip of a tiny tip of one corner. Drizzle melted chocolate over cupcakes.
  6. Chill to harden.

Family Thoughts:

Wow, did these cupcakes ever turn out well, but they sure are rich! The recipe ended up making 12 large sized cupcakes and 12 mini cupcakes (with no oreo in the bottom). I'm not sure the peanut butter spread on the oreo in the bottom of the cupcake was necessary. Next time, I will try to make some without and see how we like them!

The family devoured this dessert and we give it a two thumbs up!

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13 comments :

  1. This recipe looks awesome... I Look forward to making it sometime.

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  2. That looks amazing! Will be trying it for my son's bday party!

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  3. Oh goodness, these are sinfully amazing!!

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  4. Oh my,there goes my diet...lol

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  5. These sound yummy! Definitely on my to make list. :)

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  6. That is one amazing cupcake! I want to try that.

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  7. Wow...these look amazing...I need to try this...look sinfully delish!!!

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  8. pretty sure i gained 10 pounds looking at these... they look amazing!

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  9. These look amazing - going to try

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  10. these look so yummy cant wait to make them thanks

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  11. ok these look amazing. I'm going to try the recipe out as a treat for Valentines.

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  12. I forgot all about this recipe, I pinned it to try and have never got around to it. With Valentine's Day coming up I think it will be a good excuse to try them out!

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