Pizza is to wings as chocolate is to _____________. If you guessed peanut butter, you’re right! (and you probably did pretty well on your SATs). So, give yourself an A+ and get into the kitchen and make these for dessert. If you didn’t guess peanut butter, you’re still right, just not for this post. Still… give yourself an E for effort, and then get in the kitchen and make these cupcakes.
Tons of ingredients go great with chocolate – orange, caramel, cherry, cinnamon… the list goes on and on. But when chocolate pairs up with peanut butter, the resulting flavor takes the cupcake. The salty peanut butter combines with the sweet chocolate, and before you know it, you’re three servings deep and well on your way to a sugar coma.
I loved everything about these cupcakes - the cake, the frosting, AND the chocolate topping. The peanut butter buttercream frosting is such a delicate texture, but so rich in taste. And what really sets these cupcakes apart from the others, is that dillybar-like chocolate topping that gives an unexpected crunch when you take the first bite. For me, that’s worth every calorie.
The possibilities are endless for what types of cupcakes you can create using these three base components. Maybe a vanilla cupcake with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate topping? Or how about a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting & cinnamon topping? I have a feeling you will be seeing many varieties of these cupcakes coming out of the Little Kitchen, Big Flavors kitchen. What flavor combinations would you use in these cupcakes?