Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanutty Frosting – 1ST Place Winner in Recipe Contest (2013)

Ingredients

Preheat oven 350 degrees

2 cups SweetStacks Gourmet Pancake Mix

½ cup sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup oil

1 1/3 cup milk

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup Unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

4 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts

Instructions

Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.

In a large bowl add the SweetStacks Gourmet Pancake Mix, sugar and cocoa. Whisk to combine. Stir in eggs, oil, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until moistened and combined. Fold in ½ cup chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into each prepared muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake 19 to 20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

In a large bowl cream butter with an electric mixer until light in color about 3 minutes on medium speed. Mix in corn syrup and remaining vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low and add powdered sugar in batches; add whipping cream; mix until creamy or spreading consistency; adding more cream if needed. Mix in peanut butter. over meat mixture and cheese and remaining 1/4 cup butter over batter.

Using a pastry bag, fitted with a large round tip, pipe frosting over each cupcake. Melt remaining chocolate according to package directions. Drizzle melted chocolate over each frosted cupcake; sprinkle evenly with nuts.

Makes 1 dozen.

Notes

This Recipe received the highest scores on TASTE, TEXTURE, ORIGINALITY, APPEARANCE, and EASE.

This recipe was submitted by Jamie Jones from Madison, GA. We are happy to share her delicious and easy recipe with you! Enjoy!! Congratulations, Jamie!

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