Did you know that this month is national peanut month? I blogged about it a bit earlier but now I am celebrating it!
Of course it helped that IronCupcake’s ingredient this month was nuts and seeds! This is my first time submitting a cupcake to IronCupcake so I’m a little nervous.
I did a yellow cupcake with snickers in the middle. On top is a peanut butter swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate drizzled on top. Mmm. I have to say these are delicious!
Here’s an inside shot:
The snickers snuck further down than I would have liked but it is still delicious!
The recipe for the cake:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of milk – I used 2%
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 fun size snickers bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set to the side.
- Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour and milk in sections. Bit of flour first, then milk, and so on. Add vanilla and beat to a soft smooth batter.
- Cut the fun size snickers in half. They are best if frozen before baking. After you fill your liners 1/2 to 3/4 full then press your snickers piece into the middle. Make sure there is batter on top. Some of them I had to add extra batter to cover them up!
- Bake 20-30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tester comes out clean.
- Cool, frost, enjoy!
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, whisk together the egg whites and brown sugar together. Continue whisking until the mixture becomes too hot to touch comfortably which is about 7 to 10 minutes. Or until you can no longer feel sugar granules.
- Transfer the mixture to the electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until the egg whites hold a stiff peak or about 8 minutes.
- Add the butter about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until incorporated.
- Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat until combined.
This recipe made about 18 cupcakes nicely.
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Also, please note: I’m soooooo sorry about the missing things in the recipe and love you guys bringing it to my attention! Ugh! Thanks!