Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

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Ever enjoyed the taste of peanut butter and chocolate? Every pondered the extraordinary flavor of peanut butter and chocolate while unconsciously munching upon Reece's Pieces?

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These muffins are much like my "Black Bottom Cupcakes" recipe, except that the center in this recipe is made of both peanut butter and cream cheese, resulting in a type of peanut butter cream cheese filling, contrasting wonderfully with the dark chocolate exterior batter.

It's like a Reece's Pieces candy, except made with a cupcake.

Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients

Filling: (1st picture)

1 egg

⅓ cup sugar

6oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup peanut butter

Batter: (2nd picture)

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup dark brewed coffee, hot

⅓ cup chocolate chips

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups flour

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa powder

Step 2: Preheat and Line

Line muffin tins with muffin liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 3: The Filling

Prepare the filling by whisking together the cream cheese, egg, peanut butter, and sugar until thoroughly combined. Set to the side for future use.

Step 4: Dry Ingredients

In a small/medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Step 5: Wet Ingredients

Pour ⅓ cup chocolate chips into very hot coffee in a small container. Whisk to combine. In a large bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil and vanilla. Pour in coffee mixture, and stir.

Step 6: Mix It Up

Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, and whisk until just combined.

Step 7: Fill and Bake It

Fill each muffin tin mostly with the batter mix, then drop a spoonful of cream cheese filling in the middle of each.

Bake for around 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the batter portion comes out clean.

Step 8: Enjoy!

You're done. Serve warm, or seal in a plastic bag until further consumption.

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    jessyratfink

    17 days ago

    You had me at cream cheese and peanut butter! That sounds heavenly.

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