VIDEO RECIPE: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter and chocolate is a winning combination in any recipe, especially when it comes to frosted cupcakes. This week we make delectable chocolate cupcakes and top them with Smooth Operator peanut butter frosting. This recipe yields exactly a dozen cupcakes, so it’s perfect for gatherings. These quick and easy cupcakes make a delicious pick me up or dessert any time of the year!

  • Yield:12 Cupcakes
  • Prep Time:15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:20-25 Minutes
  • Total Time:40 Minutes


3/4 cup sugar 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder/span> 

1 tsp. baking powder 

1/4 tsp. baking soda 

1/2 tsp. salt 

3/4 cup whole milk 

1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus 1 stick unsalted at room temperature 

1 large egg, lightly beaten 

1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator 

2 cups confectioners’ sugar 

Chopped peanuts for garnish, optional 


  1.  Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, melted butter, and egg and stir to combine. Use a 1/4-cup measure to divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcake comes out with a few crumbs. Let cupcakes cool in tin 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

  2. When cupcakes are cool, combine room temperature butter, Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator, and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Use a handheld mixer to beat together. Spread tops of cupcakes with frosting and sprinkle with peanuts. 

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