I could just post the words peanut butter and chocolate and make some of you very happy. But that would not do this recipe justice. When I saw the suggestion to try the high hat or “Dairy Queen inspired” cupcakes, I was a little nervous that this type of cupcake would be very difficult, messy, or time consuming. Not at all!
My first job was working during the summer of my sophomore year in high school at the Dairy Queen in Tucson, Arizona. I must say, I was adorable in my red apron and am still impressed at my talent of making curls on my ice cream cones and cupcakes. Sheer talent I tell you. I have no idea why I went to college, when I was so good at twirling ice cream cones? Oh I remember… I would be 500+ pounds!
The recipe for Cupcake #24 comes from Susannah’s Kitchen and was extremely easy to follow. I was new to Susannah’s site and am excited about spending some more time on her site and trying out various recipes.
The cupcake portion was simple, straightforward, and delicious. My type of recipe.
The only extra step when making the frosting is to use a thermometer to ensure the mixture reaches 160 degrees. Don’t let this gadget make you nervous. This is the 3rd or 4th recipe now that I have used it and it is extremely simple to use.
This peanut butter frosting is insanely delicious and I could eat it by the spoonful. That is saying a lot for me, considering I’m typically not a frosting lady. I love how light the frosting is and the peanut butter is a perfect compliment. You must allow for an hour of chilling time. Make sure you allot for that time when making these cupcakes.
After melting the chocolate, you pour it into a mug and dip each cone making sure all of the peanut butter frosting is covered, and allow the excess to drip off. It was extremely simple, yet they look so complicated that your guests will surely be impressed!
Blessings sweet friends – Jenny
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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.