February 13, 2012

Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

Hi guys! Welcome to Cupcake Week! I’ll be posting a brand new cupcake recipe every day for the next five days. I’ll be sharing the cupcake recipes we taste-tested at the Cupcake taste-testing party last week. I can’t wait to share these fun cupcakes with you guys!

Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

I’m kicking off cupcake week with this ultra dreamy Oreo Peanut Butter cupcake. I am absolutely in love with this cupcake. The crushed Oreos nestled in a pillow of buttercream frosting, drizzled with creamy peanut butter — the flavors are just perfect together!

Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

The cupcake itself is a swirl of chocolate and peanut butter cake. Yes, you heard me right! Peanut Butter cake! This was actually a happy accident as I had planned for this cupcake to have just a simple chocolate cake for the base, but ended up absentmindedly swirling more chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes than I had planned on for the party. So if you’d like, feel free to make this one with just the chocolate cake base recipe posted below. Either way, it’s fabulous!

New cupcake recipe coming tomorrow. Enjoy!


Mini Peanut Butter Oreo
Chocolate Fudge Swirl Cupcakes

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips

In a very large bowl, mix together everything except chocolate chips until well combined. Batter will be thick. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Recipe via Kevin & Amanda


Peanut Butter Cake

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 box butter cake mix
2/3 cup water

In the workbowl of a mixer, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition. Add approximately 1/3 of the cake mix and 1/3 of the water, and mix on low speed until just combined. Repeat 2 more times with remaining cake mix and water.

Recipe via All Recipes


Vanilla Buttercream

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons Tahitian vanilla extract

Place the butter, sugar, cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. If necessary, add more cream, one tablespoon at a time, beating for 1-2 minutes after each addition until desired consistency is reached.


Peanut Butter Drizzle

2/3 cups PB
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1-4 tbsp milk

Melt peanut butter, sugar, and heavy cream in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Add milk, 1 tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached.


Cupcake Assembly

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and line mini muffin tins. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of peanut butter cake batter first, then 2 teaspoons of chocolate cake batter to each tin. I used this 2-teaspoon scoop from OXO, found at Target. Use a spoon or knife to gently fold and swirl cake batter. For MINI cupcakes, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, sprinkle with crushed Oreos, and drizzle with peanut butter sauce.

For STANDARD cupcakes, add approximately 2 tablespoons of each batter to muffin tins, and bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.


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Kat February 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

Those look YUMMY! The photos are fantastic also (as always!)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 13, 2012 at 2:40 am

You have so much goodness packed into such a little cupcake..it’s fabulous!


kellie February 13, 2012 at 6:22 am

These look AMAZING! :)


Heather (Heather's Dish) February 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

i just stared at the first photo for about 5 minutes drooling…these are amazing!


Meagan Wied February 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

HOLY COW! That looks delicious.


Blog is the New Black February 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

Heck yes!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh February 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

The name of the cupcakes alone made my head spin. Looks wonderful and looking forward to all of the recipes this week!


Nicole February 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

Oh dear God…YUM!


Tabitha (From Single to Married) February 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

wow – those look amazing!


Emily February 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

YUM!!! I want one with my coffee right now:)


Maria February 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

Love this flavor!


Emilie February 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

um it doesn’t even matter what other recipes you post this week, I already know this will be my favorite.


Chelsie @ A Little Peanut February 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

That looks like heaven. Seriously, I will be trying this!


Kristen February 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

Looks indulgent!


TidyMom February 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

oh my word! does that scream indulgent or what! wow!! Great flavor combo too!


theurbanbaker February 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

so many winning combos, Amanda! All looks amazing!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

WHOA. Now, that’s a cupcake! I think I got a cavity just looking at it, but bring ‘em on! This baby would be well worth it. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!


HeatherChristo February 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Seriously!!??? WOW these look so good!!!


Carolyn February 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Wow, those may be mini, but they are spectacular!


Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff February 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I am always amazed by your recipes and photos!


Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I love to put peanut butter on oreos…and these are like that-but in cupcake form! OMG I want some!!!


Brooke February 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My son was with me the other day when I was checking your blog. I’m pretty sure he loves you! All of these awesome treats!


Russell van Kraayenburg February 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

My gosh these cupcakes look incredible! Yum! Btw this cupcake week could be the best invention ever.


Chels R. February 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love the itty bittyness of it! I am going to have to make this for my husband!


Joanne February 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Oh yes, if ever there was a happy accident (aside from, you know…my sister’s birth) it is these cupcakes. Chocolate pb heaven!


angelak February 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Oh these look amazing!!! I tried your cookie dough buttercream frosting and it was a hit with everyone who tried it. I think I’ll try this buttercream tomorrow. I’m anxiously waiting for you to post the peanut frosting. My little man’s 2nd birthday is coming up in 1 week, and I’m seeing LOTS of cupcakes on the menu. Thank you.


marla February 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

A cupcake a day for the next 5 weeks??!! Girl you amaze me :) Loving this one!


Dawnee February 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Oh my goodness Amanda! I keep browsing through the recipes and I just want one of everything! RIGHT NOW! LOL


Amanda February 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

um.. New years resolutions out the window.. yes please!!


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naomi February 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I love this. I can’t eat PB, but my boys LOVE it and I know they will love this!!


Kristina Vanni February 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm

What a beautiful take on combining chocolate and peanut butter! I love how the swirling “accident” left the cupcakes multicolored and multi-flavored!


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