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Devil's Food cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream frosting
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 | posted by Simply bakes

A jolly good day everyone.:) Gosh, i have absolutely no idea what to write in my blog posts nowofdays. I try to make posting really fun for everyone to read, just that i am running out of ideas on how to start my post, how to keep things short, sweet and interesting for you guys. I mean i, too dislike reading long, naggy posts on a grandmother's life story. But i have to admit, i am a long winded person myself. I like to describe each bake really detailed so that people can understand the recipe and choose whether they want to try it out or not. See? One whole long paragraph on how naggy i am. Great, haha.

It's been raining alot here in Singapore and i was craving for something really chocolately rich. Smooth, soothing. Something that can definitely satisfy my taste buds. Initially i chose a Devil's food cake but decided with a Devil's food Cupcake in the end so that i can bring them to school and share them with my friends. 

Devil's food cake is truly a devil i'll say. :) I loove Devil's food cake because it's more moist and airy compared to a normal chocolate cake. It has a rich chocolate flavour with a slight tang by the buttermilk and a sharp vanilla taste at the end. It has a little gooey factor which i adore:D

In this frosting recipe, i used once again the peanut butter frosting as you may remember from my Carrot cupcakes post. I thought, what else can compliment chocolate that well? Peanut Butter of course:D However, i felt that the frosting was a tad too buttery for my liking. In the future, i might choose to try a Dark chocolate fudge frosting instead to Oomph the chocolate factor. 

A devil's food cake batter will be a little thinner compared to other chocolate cakes so don't worry. Enjoy you little cupcake of goodness and remember to get someone to pull you down back to earth cause it will send you to chocolate heaven! 
Yes, i get it. My sense of humour is not up to standard yet.

Devil's Food Cupcake
3/4cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups AP flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
3/4 cup butter softened
2 cups sugar
2tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp chocolate or coffee liqueur
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Peanut Butter Frosting (adapted from this site)
3 sticks of butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp vanilla
2 pounds icing sugar sifted (I did not use that much. Just add one cup at a time and keep tasting)
6-8 tbsp cream or milk

For the cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
Stir cocoa powder and boiling water together until smooth.
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and liqueur at high speed until smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended with each addition.
With mixer on low, gradually add in the dry ingredients alternating iwht the buttermilk and cocoa powder mixture finishing with the dry ingredients.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into it comes out clean.

For the frosting:
Beat the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl until pale and creamy. With mixer on low speed. slowly add in the icing sugar until well blended.
Add the vanilla and cream 1 tbsp at a time until moistened and reached desired consistency.
Beat on high speed for about 2 minutes until light and well blended together.

To assemble; 
Pipe the frosting ontop of the cupcakes. Can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Yield: about 24-30 cupcakes

With Love, Simply Bakes

With Love, Simply Bakes

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