After unpacking boxes and painting, I was a week behind in baking cupcakes. So I not only got to bake 2 new cupcake recipes, but I got to bake 2 Ah-mazing cupcakes! After trying, a unique flavor like French Toast and Bacon, my oldest daughter asked for a cupcake that tasted like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
And my friends, I think I found it. I present to you the granddaddy of all chocolate and peanut butter goodness.
I discovered 2 adorable sisters, Katy and Abby, who were raised in the kitchen by their mom. They consider their ability to bake genetic, and at this point I could not disagree more. This cupcake contains some of my favorites. Katy and Abby can be found on their blog at The Blue-Eyed Bakers.
No. You are not seeing double, but I thought I needed to emphasize that these cupcakes not only have mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, but also dark chocolate dreams peanut butter in the frosting.
And did I mention they have a cookie in the middle? Please excuse my omission…
I seriously could have stopped here at this point and grabbed a spoon and a glass of milk. I would have been a happy woman. Instead, they went in the oven while I made this decadent frosting.
And once again, I could have stopped here. But there is no harm in adding a little garnish to your dessert is there? I think not.
Tip: Feel free to make the cookie dough the night before as it needs to freeze for 4 hours. That way when you bake them the next morning, you will not be turning every light on in the house to be able to take a picture for your blog. I refuse to use a flash. This is why I am currently not a fan of day light savings.
I took these to the hospital yesterday along with my french toast and bacon cupcakes, and I had several nurses and techs who were disappointed not to score one, despite taking over 3 dozen cupcakes to work.
So head on over and visit Abby and Katy at the Blue-Eyed Bakers and tell them that I sent you. You can find the recipe here.
If you are new to my site, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve joined me on my 52 cupcake journey.
Story of the 52 cupcakes:
I am making 52 cupcakes this year in honor of my chemotherapy buddy. When we were undergoing chemotherapy, people would bring cupcakes and other treats to the chemotherapy “lounge”. We would smile, laugh, and talk about how we were so nauseous and that all we could eat was saltine crackers and Sprite. We were glad that our family and friends were comforted by them though.
My friend said, “If we survive this disease, we should eat a different cupcake every week for the rest of our lives.” My friend did not survive. So in honor of him, I am making a different cupcake every week for a year. Every time I make a new cupcake and lick my fingers, I think of him and his zest for life. So in honor of my friend and all cancer patients, I challenge you to eat a cupcake today and remember to always lick your fingers.