Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These delicious brown sugar cupcakes are filled with sweet caramel sauce (complimentary of Trader Joe’s) and are topped with an ever so tempting peanut butter frosting. 

I love when my friend’s have birthdays. It’s a sweet time to celebrate their lives and also a perfect excuse to bake some delicious cupcakes! The base of these golden cupcakes is a sweet brown sugar cake, perfectly sweet. The topping is a rich peanut butter frosting that I could just about eat by the spoonful! I love how easy this recipe is, and I had all of the ingredients already at hand to bake these. Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you though. These cupcakes are highly addictive if you are a peanut butter lover like me. These tiny little cakes should be enjoyed with a tall glass of milk, but beware. You might not be able to just eat one! 

Peanut Butter Brown Sugar Cupcakes
Yields 12
These golden peanut butter cupcakes are perfect for all you peanut butter lovers out there!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  4. 1 c. dark brown sugar
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 3/4 c. milk of choice
  7. 1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
  8. salted caramel
Frosting
  1. 8 oz cream cheese
  2. 1/2 c. peanut butter
  3. 1 c. dark brown sugar
  4. 1 c. powdered sugar, plus more
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar and egg until smooth. Add milk and mix well.
  4. Slowly pour in butter, continuing to mix well.
  5. Add in the flour mixture, mixing until smooth and no flour lumps remain.
  6. Evenly distribute batter into cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until tops are golden and toothpick comes out clean.
Frosting
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and beat together until smooth and no lumps remain.
  2. Add more powdered sugar if you want the frosting to be thicker.
Assembly
  1. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  2. Remove the center of the cupcake with a corer.
  3. Add a teaspoon (or more!) of salted caramel into the center of the cupcake.
  4. Frost with a generous amount of peanut butter frosting.
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If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! (: 

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