Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

My boyfriend, Kevin, recently celebrated his birthday. Of course every one knows there is no better way to a man's heart than through his stomach. Since he was the young fellow who started me on this extravagant adventure of baking my way through The Book, I felt that it was necessary to make him cupcakes for such a special event! He has told me that if he was stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing to eat, it would be peanut butter. This strange love for peanut butter made it very simple to pick which recipe to make for him. Peanut Butter filled Chocolate cupcakes were the perfect choice for my fella. They were delicious and easy. It's a win-win situation!

Chocolate Cupcakes
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Filling
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

So basically this recipe starts out with some yummy ingredients...

Which then melt together and become even more yummy.

So then, you take all that yummy and add some sweet to it...

And maybe add a couple of friends to keep all that deliciousness company.

Of course you need something equally as yummy to fill those cupcakes of deliciousness... let's try PEANUT BUTTER!

Add a touch of Martha Magic and you've got some pretty rocking cupcakes!

They are messy, yet wonderful. I think these were the perfect treat for Kevin. But, now for the official taste test...

Well? Do they pass?

I think that's a yes! These cupcakes are fun and perfect for any peanut butter lover, like Kevin! It's really fun to share these little cupcakes for special occasions. I think his birthday was just a little more special because of them! So go home and make some cupcakes for your special birthday boy or girl. They will be a hit not only because of how tasty they are, but because people appreciate the time and effort you put in to make them feel special! Enjoy your tasty treats and special days!


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