I actually used a boxed chocolate cake mix to make the base for this weeks cupcakes... GASP! Hey.. I had a busy week last week and Phillip & I had a party last night (Hi, girls... I had fun last night.. Go Heels!), so just follow the directions on whatever boxed chocolate cake mix that suits your fancy. This recipe is for 2 dozen cupcakes, so make sure your mix makes that many.
Peanut Butter Filling:
This isn't really a recipe, but hey...
8 oz. container of whipped topping
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, melted slightly in microwave
Mix together, and pipe into cooled cupcakes with #230 pastry tip.
Peanut Butter Buttercream:
I doubled this, and had some left over, so if don't want as much frosting on your cupcakes, just make one batch.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2-4 Tbsp. milk
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
In large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, and 2 Tbsp. milk. Mix well, adding more milk as needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting.