Buckeye Cupcakes #SundaySupper
Cuisine: Cupcakes, Cakes, Dessert
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 13 mins
Total time: 53 mins
  • Cake:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter filling:
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 30-32 mini muffin tins with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Place the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, about three minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time. Blend in ½ of the dry ingredients followed by the sour cream and vanilla. Add the remaining dry ingredients. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a small cookie dough scoop to transfer the batter to the mini muffin cup liners.
  6. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes, rotating the pans front to back and side to side halfway through. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  7. For the peanut butter filling:
  8. Place the peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until the ingredients are combined and then beat on high speed until thoroughly blended.
  9. Once the cupcakes are cool, use a cupcake corer to remove the center portion of the cupcakes. Think of these pieces as your reward for working so hard.
  10. Transfer the peanut butter filling to a quart or gallon size plastic freezer bag. Seal the bag and cut off a small piece from one of the bottom corners.
  11. Squeeze the filling into the hole of the cupcakes, leaving a smooth edge on top and enjoy.
  12. Betsy's tidbit:
  13. Cupcake corers are, usually, found in specialty baking and/or craft stores.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/buckeye-cupcakes-sundaysupper