Peanut Butter – Chocolate Twist Cupcakes

Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C milk
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate melted
  • 1 recipe Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 recipe Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tsp of milk until desired consistency

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/2 of peanut butter frosting
  • 1/2 C cocoa or more to desired taste
  • Beat until well combined.


  • Bring butter and eggs to room temperature
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl beat butter for about 30 seconds and then add in peanut butter until well combined Add in brown sugar and granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time
  • Beat on medium speed until mixed together well
  • Scraping sides of bowl beat for an additional 2 minutes or until fluffy
  • Add in eggs, beating well after each one
  • Add in vanilla
  • Add in flour and milk alternating, beat on low speed after each addition
  • Put half of batter into another bowl, add in melted chocolate
  • Beat on low until well combined
  • Fill lined muffin cups with half peanut butter batter and half chocolate batter
  • Fill cup about 2/3 full
  • Use a knife to swirl the batter in each cup
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool cupcakes before frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Beat cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla until light and fluffy
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar
  • Add milk, 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency
  • Divide into two portions
  • Set aside one for the Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Frosting:

  • Mix until well combined
  • Fill decorating bags with each frosting
  • Put both bags into one large bag and add desired tip
  • Pipe onto cupcakes