I also made cupcakes and blogged about it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I didn’t win the bake-off, but I did have a bunch of fun making my very first batch of cupcakes! I went old school and made everything from scratch. I used the recipe from one of my favorite baking bloggers called The Joy of Baking.

I finally bothered to practice my piping skills and took the extra step of sifting the powdered sugar and the cocoa powder. I think the frosting turned out perfect! Happy to add this sweet to my list of treats!!!

I can’t believe I did the same style as Katie! Big ups to Gabby!!!!

Cupcakes

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar

1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (50 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-processed), sifted

3/4 teaspoon (3 grams) baking powder

1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) baking soda

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) kosher salt

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup (240 ml/grams) buttermilk, at room temperature

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (90 ml/grams) flavorless oil (corn, vegetable, safflower or canola oil)

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

Frosting

1/3 cup (80 ml/grams) full fat cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup (225 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup (90 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup (180 ml/grams) smooth peanut butter

2 teaspoons (10 grams) molasses (optional)

1/8 teaspoon salt