Monday, June 15, 2009

Dad's Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

What could be more perfect than pairing chocolate and peanut butter? These delicious cupcakes bring both flavors together in one big bite. Personalize them for your Dad for Father's Day.

This frosting is so good and pairs perfectly with the cupcakes -- but it's just as good licking it off of a spoon. heehee!

1-boxed Devils Food Cake Mix, prepared for cupcakes
peanut butter frosting*
chocolate almond bark for melting
wax paper

Prepare cake mix for cupcakes as directed on box. Cool completely before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/3 C. butter, softened
1 C. creamy peanut butter
3 TBSP milk
2-2 1/2 C. powdered sugar

Using an electric mixer beat all ingredients until thick and creamy. Chill frosting until ready to use. Bring to room temperature to use. Using an icing bag with a long pointed tip, stick the tip into the cupcake to fill it with frosting - be careful to not go through the bottom of the cupcake with the tip. Frost the tops of the cupcakes.

DAD Signs

Melt 4 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted. Pour chocolate into an icing bag fitted with a writing tip or into a plastic baggie. Snip off the very tip of one end of baggie.

Lay a sheet of wax paper on a baking sheet or directly onto the table. Pipe the word DAD onto the wax paper using the chocolate. Make sure all of the letters are connected so that it will harden as one piece of chocolate. Allow chocolate to dry and harden. Place a chocolate DAD on top of each cupcake.


Barbara Bakes said...

Thanks for the directions to make the Dad sign. It sounds so easy and adds so much! They look delicious!

Melody said...

Hey! I can do that! Thanks for the great idea. The kids will love making this for Daddy.

MaierHousehold said...

I *LOVE* this! Thanks for the idea. We leave for vacation on Friday, but I may try these before we leave girls would LOVE to help!

We Are Not Martha said...

Oooh I'm down for anything peanut butter, so yes please!!


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