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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Kids love to cook and bake! See this delicious recipe inspired by MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX #MasterChefJunior - A Family Feast We made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes as part of a sponsored post for MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and SheKnows. It will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that our 8-year-old daughter Emma loves to cook and bake with us in the kitchen! After all…both of her parents ARE food bloggers and time in the the kitchen is a big part of our daily life! Emma also loves to watch cooking shows on television – especially shows like MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is the hit culinary competition series where incredibly talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 showcase their culinary abilities and their passion for food through a series of delicious challenges on the show. (I love that our daughter enjoys watching this show – and she is inspired by what other kids create in the kitchen!) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Kids love to cook and bake! See this delicious recipe inspired by MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX #MasterChefJunior - A Family Feast Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by acclaimed chef Graham Elliot and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi on the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judging panel. Together, the celebrated food experts coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR’s fourth season is underway – and our friends at MASTERCHEF JUNIOR were nice enough to send Emma a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Inspired Baking Kit to test out in our own kitchen. (We also have a baking kit to give away to one lucky A Family Feast reader! See more details below.) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Kids love to cook and bake! See this delicious recipe inspired by MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX #MasterChefJunior - A Family Feast This MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Inspired Baking Kit is one of five kits available exclusively at Walmart that inspires kids ages 6 and up to recreate all of the fun of the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR TV series at home. Each kit includes different kitchen tools and utensils, plus some recipe cards for cooks of all skill levels. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Kids love to cook and bake! See this delicious recipe inspired by MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX #MasterChefJunior - A Family Feast Today’s recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes is one of the delicious recipes that comes in the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Baking Kit. Here’s a fun video showing Emma and me in our kitchen baking those cupcakes:

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cup water

For the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons water

For the Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 4¼ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Up to ¼ cup additional milk
  • Powdered sugar for decorating

Instructions

Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line cupcake pan with paper cups (or grease and flour silicone baking cups). In small Mixing Bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar ½ cup at a time, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Alternate adding flour mixture and water to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared baking cups, filling each cup half to two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter.
  4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
  5. Using a small spoon or an apple corer, scoop out about 1 inch from the center of each cupcake, leaving a ½-inch rim around the edge. Spoon or pipe 1 tablespoon of prepared Peanut Butter Filling (see instructions below) into the center of each cupcake. Cover and chill until serving time.
  6. Just before serving, pipe Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting (see instructions below) over the top of each cupcake. Dust cupcakes with powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Filling

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add water (we added approximately 4 tablespoons) while mixing until it reaches a smooth consistency that sticks to the back of a spoon when turned upside down. Set aside or place inside a plastic pastry bag.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

  1. Allow butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. In the mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup of powdered sugar/cocoa powder mixture and unsweetened chocolate beating well. Beat in milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in additional sugar/cocoa powder mixture. Beat in up to 1/4 cup additional milk until frosting reaches a piping or spreading consistency.
  3. Spoon into a large plastic pastry bag fitted with star tip.

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  1. I would use this kit to make these cupcakes with my daughter, also an Emma, but only 5 years old!!! Love this post from start to finish ~ adorable video!! So cute. I love working in the kitchen more when my daughter is by my side. So fun. So many fun memories. We love making breakfast together too as she is an early riser like me. And Emma literally screamed out loud when she saw these cupcakes!! She was so exited. Thanks Martha & Emma.

  2. We will be making these cupcakes! The tools would be fantastic for the kids.

  3. Would love to cook and spend quality time together! Love to win the kit! Thanks.

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  5. My sons love cooking with me. I would love to use this in our weekend cooking. It is always super fun!

  6. My son is really starting to get interested in cooking. We’d use the kit to measure ingredients fo all kinds of recipes.

  7. I would bake cookies with them.

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  9. My son likes sweets so I would make some holiday desserts with him.

  10. I would use this MasterChef Junior Inspired Cooking Set to bake cookies with my daughter for the holidays.

  11. I would use this kit to make gingerbread cupcakes with kids.
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  12. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/663863936555454464

  13. I would use this kit to help my daughter learn about measurements and how to follow a recipe. She could use the rolling pin to learn how to make dough!

  14. We would bake muffins and cupcakes

  15. We would make birthday cupcakes!

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  16. My son and daughter and I would all have fun making cupcakes with this kit. It looks like so much fun to make these cupcakes!

  17. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/664060430369730560

  18. i would use to to bake with my daughter

  19. to bake cookies, mini cakes, and cupcakes

  20. I would use this kit to encourage my children to try new ways of helping in the kitchen. I think sometimes I struggle to realize what is age appropriate

  21. it would be fun to make cupcakes with my nieces – they would love it

  22. Such a cute cooking set. I would use it to make individual breakfast frittata with my kits. or our favorite banana oatmeal muffins, and of course, cupcakes. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely recipe!

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  23. we would have fun cooking

  24. Rebecca Graham :

    We would use the kit to make pizzas and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

  25. My son and I love to bake chocolate chip cookies.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/664475411053678592

  27. I would use this kit for cooking projects with my daughters.

  28. We love making desserts together, maybe because I allow them to lick the utensils. Nonetheless they are a big help. I would use this kit to make cupcakes for my son to take to school for his birthday.

  29. My boys would love to use these tools and help me make gingerbread men and cupcakes for the holidays.

  30. My boys would love to make cupcakes with this! They would like chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing! Oh and LOTS of sprinkles!!

  31. Amanda Sakovitz :

    I would love to make red velvet cupcakes with my daughter

  32. Amanda Sakovitz :
  33. I do not have kids, so this is not something that I would buy/use. BUT, I have great-nieces and nephews that would totally love this. I wouldn’t do it with them but would give it to them as a gift to use with their parents.

  34. One of my favorite ways to cook with my kids is during the holidays. They love making Christmas cookies with me and their Nana!

  35. we would probably make cookies

  36. I would use this kit to make chicken noodle soup & Banana Muffins with my kids! This kit is perfect for teaching them both of these favorites of ours! They love to help in the kitchen!

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  37. I would use this kit to have my daughter help me bake a chocolate cake for my mom’s birthday (it’s her favorite).

  38. I would use this kit to expand my granddaughter’s knowledge of cooking.

  39. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/665047052049494016

  40. I think we’d mix up a batch of muffins with the kit.
    Thanks for the contest.

  41. shelly peterson :

    I would use this kit to make yummy cupcakes with the kids.
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  42. shelly peterson :

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  43. shelly peterson :

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  44. The kit looks like loads of fun, and it would give us time together to bond!

  45. My daughter loves to help out in the kitchen. Her favorite activity is chopping up mushrooms or other soft vegetables for me.

  46. We would make pizza.

  47. I would let my daughter create her own pizza

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  48. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/665299218639228928
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  49. We would make all kinds of cupcakes.