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Brittany graduated from college!!

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graduation caps, they took some work but they were fun. chocolate with peanut butter frosting for my dearest Brittany. 

I love you Brittany Ann Byers, I am so proud of you. I cannot wait to see what is to come in the future. 

The recipe I used is below. (minus the M&M’s)

 

http://kitchenkarate.blogspot.com/2012/02/dark-chocolate-cupcakes-with-peanut.html

this peanut frosting is a keeper.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and an M&M “Crust”
Yield | 12 cupcakes 

Cupcakes adapted from Allrecipes.com
Ingredients:
1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. whole milk 
1/3 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso (I used instant coffee)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
 
Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350’F and line 12 cupcake molds or muffin tins with paper liners.
2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. 
3.  In a medium bowl, beat together the egg, and both sugars. Add the milk, coffee, and melted butter and mix until incorporated. 
4. Mix in the dry ingredients and divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake molds. I found that filling mine 3/4 of the way full does work best. 
5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely, about 10 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack. Make sure cupcakes are completely cool before frosting.
 
Frosting via How Sweet Eats
Ingredients:
1/2 cup of butter, softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
3-4 cups of powdered sugar, as per the recipe, but I found that about 3 cups works best
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp. milk
pinch of salt
 
Extra: 
One friggin’ huge bag of your favourite M&M’s, all crushed up 
 
Directions:
1. Cream together the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer.
2. Add powdered sugar at low speed and then gradually add the milk and vanilla extract. Frosting should be smooth.
3. If the frosting is too dry, add more milk. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar.
4. Frost cupcakes as desired and “crust” with the crushed M&M’s!
 
 
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Author: notjustacupcake

My name is Anna, I also go by Anna Rose. This my site for my baking/future business. I will upload pictures and ideas.

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