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Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Pirate-y Peanut Butter Cupcakes!!

For my birthday this year, we decided to throw a pink pirate party! (Complete with bring your own cupcakes) I wasn't sure if too many people would actually bring some, so I decided to at least make one batch; and went with peanut butter ones. MMmmm...

Here it is! (You can do it as cupcakes, or as a layer cake too!)

2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. unsalted butter at room temp
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter (I use chunky)
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*. Stir dry ingredients together. In another bowl beat (in order) butter, sugar, eggs one at a time, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix into flour mixture and milk. Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan.
Now, for the full experience, you really need the frosting too. :)
Frosting:
3/4 c. unsalted butter at room temp
1 1/4 cps confectioners' sugar (I actually used a bit more here, probably 1 3/4 cups total)
2 tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cp creamy peanut butter (again, me with the crunchy)
When cupcakes have cooled, frost with frosting. If you have to wait until the next day, refrigerate the frosting, but let it get to room temperature (or microwave for just a few seconds) to get it to be spreadable again.
Us, at the end of the party.
Me and "Redbeard" Redbeard. :)

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