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Peanut butter cupcakes on a wire rack, glazed with chocolate and top with peanuts.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These peanut butter cupcakes are delightfully moist and soft and pleasantly sweet. These are your ultimate chocolate peanut butter treats.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword peanut butter cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 279kcal
Author sanna


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts chopped, for toppings


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper cups. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a mixer (either hand-held or stand mixer).
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the peanut butter and beat until incorporated. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the powder mixture to the mixing bowl and alternately add the milk. Add the powders in three additions and the milk in two additions.
  • Spoon the batter into 12 paper cups. bake for 2-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack.

Make the Chocolate Glaze

  • Combine butter and chopped chocolates in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until it starts to bubble. Turn off heat and pour the hot cream over the chocolate and butter in the bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip the top of the cupcakes in the chocolate, then sprinkle some chopped peanuts. Let the cupcakes sit for a moment until the chocolate is set.


Recipe adapted from Best Cakes and Cupcakes, Canadian Living, Spring/ Sumer 2013
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg