Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting finished serving

You'll Need:

For the cupcakes

1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

For the frosting

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
additional pinch of salt, as needed
green sprinkles

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with liners. Set aside.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. With a handheld or stand mixer, cream together the Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator, butter, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.

Divide batter evenly between 12 cupcake tins. Bake for 23-26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool.

While the cupcakes are cooling, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Once melted, add brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir constantly over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add salt.

Allow to bubble for 3 full minutes, no more. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Do not place in the refrigerator to cool. With a hand mixer at medium speed, beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until you reach desired consistency. I used 4 cups. Add more salt if the frosting tastes too sweet.

Frost cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.

*Extra frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Allow it to come to room temperature again before frosting anything.

Cupcakes stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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