Monday, October 11, 2010

Baking in Sessions, Chocolate, Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting


Because my baking and cooking sessions have been limited, and sporadic, these cupcakes were made over a period of two weeks.  I'll explain.  I had adapted and  made the Devils Food  cupcake recipe from Chockylit's Cup Cake blog, several weeks ago for my friend"s birthday party. I added 3/4 c. mini-chocolate chip morsels to the batter I only wanted 12 cupcakes, so I froze the rest of the batter., which I had never done before. Then I read how freezing the batter is not a good idea.have any of you ever frozen cake batter. Well, if the cupcakes didn't turn out, I would just make new batter.

I cautiously defrosted the batter in the fridge three days before I needed to take these to a birthday celebration for my son and his girlfriend. Once the batter was defrosted, I took the batter out of the fridge and beat the batter for about 2 min. on high to "renew" the batter.  I had read that the cupcakes fall in the in the  middle if the batter had been frozen.  I carefully filled the cupcake liners with the beaten batter, and put them in the oven.  About 5 min. in the oven, I turned on the oven light to check.  I wanted to see if they were rising, and they were.  Five more minutes went by and I had to check again, and they were even higher! When I took them out of the oven, most had nice round tops. At least for this batter, freezing it wasn't detrimental to the results.  Maybe the secret step was beating the batter, before filling the cupcake liners and baking them. These beauties were going on the rack to cool and be filled the next day.

For the filling  I was going to make a regular peanut butter filling, but decided just to fill them with the natural peanut butter that we eat, Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter.  The only ingredients are peanuts and salt .I filled them with the cone method and put them back in the fridge to be frosted later in the day.

So later in the day, I frosted the cupcakes with Chocolate  Butter Cream frosting from Chockylit, and garnished the cup cakes with halves of  peanut butter cups.  In a three day span I finally finished the cupcakes, which were delicious.  Sometimes you just have to to do, what you can do and roll with it.  Soon, I will be posting the Apple Crisp that I made for my son.

14 comments:

  1. I didn't know you could freeze the batter either! They came out beautifully and anything with chocolate and peanut butter is the best! So glad you were able to make these!
    -Gina-

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  2. yum!!! i'm going to make these!! i love peanut butter..but instead of doing this alone, want to come over and give me a lesson? i'm having a celebrating home party on sunday at 1 if you want to come and visit? :)mary

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  3. Gina-
    They were amazing:) I left all of them at my son's house, which is even better, so I wouldn't eat all of them.

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  4. I would have never thought you could freeze the batter...such a beautiful cupcake recipe! This is my first time visiting your lovely blog, and I'm so glad that I did. You have a great thing going here! Thank you for sharing, Becky.

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  5. @Monet-Thank you for your comments. I didn't know that you could freeze cake batter, but I thought that I would try it. I beat the batter after it had defrosted for about two minutes, and maybe that made the difference.

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  6. These look absolutely scrumptious!

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  7. very chocolaty and yummy. Will bookmark this into my to-bake list. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These look amazing! So many great components, how could they not be good?

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  9. @ 5 Star Foodie= They really are!

    @Zoe- My pleasure- Double chocolate with the mini chocolate chips.

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  10. this looks seriously good and addictive love everything about this cupcake. thank you for sharing this!

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  11. Delightful...these are heavenly :)
    Sorry to hear that you have not been well, I hope you are feeling better soon...
    P.S. I forgot in my other comment...
    Happy Birthday to your son :)

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  12. megan@whatmegansmaking- Thank you for your comments. these cupcakes are very good.

    @blackbookkitchendiaries- They are addictive, so I left all of them at my son's house.

    @Magic of Spice-Thank you for the well wishes and Happy Birthday to my son. You're so sweet!

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  13. Wow!!! These look heavenly! Peanut butter and chocolate combo is my guilty pleasure. I love these filled cupcakes...Yum, yum!
    Glad to see you back to blogging a bit...hope you're doing well!

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  14. @ Karen thank for the well wishes and I'm trying my best to blog now:)

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