Monday, August 24, 2009

Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Our department at work takes birthdays (and cake) very seriously. We look forward to all eight birthdays and what delectable desserts our coworkers will make. (Our tradition is that whoever had the last birthday brings dessert for the next one.) Sunday was Stephanie's birthday, so JoAnn made cake for her on Friday. In this case it was Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting from Barefoot Contessa. JoAnn meticulously piped the frosting on the cupcakes using a zip-top bag and then she had the great idea to garnish them with chopped Reese's Cups to further amp up the chocolate-peanut butter combination. They were outstanding! I asked if it would be okay to post the recipe on my blog and she agreed. (Photography by Stephanie; styling by JoAnn.) Happy birthday, Steph!


Bowlby said...

They looked beautiful and tasted even better! This recipe deserves a permanent spot on the rotation.

stephinbham said...

Yum! Agreed. I had one on Friday night, too, and another for breakfast Saturday. Because birthday calories don't count. Woot!

(Thanks, JoAnn!)

JoAnn said...

Haha! Nice photography, Steph! Thanks for the shout-out, Paula. By the way, this recipe makes a bit more than the yield says. I made 18 cupcakes and still had batter left over. Probably could have made 2-3 more.