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  • 52 Cupcakes – #24 Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    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!

     

     

    So head on over to Susannah’s Kitchen and tell her that I sent you. You can find the recipe here.

    Blessings sweet friends – Jenny
    If you are new to my site, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve joined me on my 52 cupcake journey.Like what you see? I would love for you follow along on this crazy adventure of mine by subscribing to my blog and joining me on facebook and twitter.

     

    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.


    25 Comments

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    Jen Kinkade

    they look great!! another winner i am sure! :)

    1 February 2012 at 8:10 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      One of my favorite of the series for certain!

      1 February 2012 at 11:32 am Reply
    Judy

    Yum Jenny! I hope you plan to make a book of all of your cupcakes at the end of your cupcake journey! :)

    1 February 2012 at 8:18 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Oh Judy – I would love to make some sort of cookbook or e-book for cancer research. I’ve been tossing around some ideas!

      1 February 2012 at 11:30 am Reply
    Angie

    Wow Jenny – you had me at peanut butter for my peeps – but my first job was DQ also and I have a special place in my heart for dipped cones so this is going on my must do list!

    1 February 2012 at 8:24 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      In honor of DQ, all former employees are required to make these cupcakes. :)

      1 February 2012 at 11:31 am Reply
      Angie

      Just a followup – I made them this weekend – used a diff cake recipe just to get more and doubled the buttercream -ended up making 36…. 3 are left.

      7 February 2012 at 9:43 am Reply
        Jenny
        Jenny

        Angie – I’m so impressed. They are so great. I’m making my next cupcake this afternoon and I’m afraid I’ve set my standards too high with the latest 2 cupcakes.
        So glad they were a hit and thanks for letting me know. I love getting notes that people are making all of these terrific cupcakes. Thx Angie – J

        7 February 2012 at 11:31 am Reply
    Cynthia

    Oh my Jenny … I think I have to make these.

    1 February 2012 at 9:32 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      You must Cynthia! It’s cupcake peer pressure!

      1 February 2012 at 11:31 am Reply
    Heather

    I love that you typed “dip each CONE” instead of cupcake…you really are reliving your DQ days :)

    These look delish. I have the ingredients to make the red velvet cupcakes, which I am planning to do for Valentine’s day. I’ll let you know how they turn out. One question: how do you make your frosting stand so tall? Do you use a dispenser of some sort?

    1 February 2012 at 11:19 am Reply
    Jenny
    Jenny

    I used a piping bag with a wide circular opening (Ateco #807). You can get these tips at a cake decorating store or online for sure. It cost me less than $2. I held the icing bag straight up and the frosting was very light and airy which helped make it easy to pile high. I’ll make a video tutorial if that would help.
    You will love the red velvet cupcakes – perfect for valentines day!

    1 February 2012 at 11:35 am Reply
      Robyn

      I would love to see a video of you putting the icing on the cupcakes also!

      1 February 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply
        Jenny
        Jenny

        Consider it done! I’ll do this for next week.

        2 February 2012 at 6:41 am Reply
    Julia

    they look so impressive!! I dare not try these now- I am doing so well with my healthy eating, and I just know these would trigger a very tragic gastronomical free for all. But these will definitely been my list for the kiddos birthdays that are coming up in March :)
    Even more impressive is how seamlessly you have kept up with your blogposts and projects even during your vaca. Jenny, you are an organizational goddess, I do believe.

    1 February 2012 at 1:48 pm Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Oh Miss Julia – I think I have you fooled. I am surely not an organizational goddess. You should have seen the disaster called our hotel room. :) I’m doing better though and this blog does a great job holding me accountable.
      Good job on your eating – I’m back to reality and getting back on track for project health.

      2 February 2012 at 6:43 am Reply
    e-Mom

    Thank you so much for the linky love!

    Blessings,

    Marilyn (aka e-Mom) @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

    2 February 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Thanks Marilyn. The recipe is beyond terrific and I was so glad to feature it as part of my 52 cupcake journey. It has been one of my favorites for certain!

      2 February 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
    Julie

    These look AWESOME! Glad these weren’t available during the fundraiser…I might have eaten WAY too many of these.

    4 February 2012 at 8:25 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Isn’t that the truth? They whipped peanut butter is so delicious and the chocolate dip isn’t overwhelming. A really great combination. Thanks again for helping with the fundraiser.

      4 February 2012 at 8:27 am Reply
    Nicole

    hi these look abosolutely fabulous. I’m doing my own 52 cupcake challenge to mark the year of my 30th and I was wondering if u minded me using these in one of my weeks? Mine this week though is a ferrero rocher cupcake :)

    5 February 2012 at 5:30 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Absolutely Nicole – feel free to share as long as you link back to the original recipe. I’m so excited you are doing your own challenge – that is perfect. Let me know if you find any great recipes. Always looking for recommendations. Have a great day and good luck. It’s so well worth it.

      5 February 2012 at 10:58 am Reply
    Nicole

    great thanks and definitely will link it back. so far i’ve done a ferrero rocher cupcake, strawberry cheese cake cupcake, triple chocolate mousse cupcake and Tri level caramel cupcake (which is essentially caramel slice which a cake bottom lol). mostly i’ve been mixing and matching parts of recipes and this weeks one was my own creation :-) and yes having a ball so are my tast testers lol

    6 February 2012 at 12:10 am Reply
      Jenny
      Jenny

      Those recipes sound amazing. I love the strawberry cheesecake – how original. Will have to check your blog out!

      6 February 2012 at 9:24 am Reply
    Laura

    These will be made in my kitchen very soon. They are beautiful! Love your site and the purpose behind it.

    1 March 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

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