Date: August 2, 2011

Author: April

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The Funny Bone cupcake … For my father’s birthday, inspired by one of his favorite snacks.

My favorite double chocolate cupcake:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat butter until softened.
Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine.
Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine.
Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/2 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Peanut butter filling:
In small bowl of electric mixer, beat together until combined;

1 cup creamy peanut butter ( I use Scutter’s)
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Put a wide tip into a pastry bag, and fill the bag with peanut butter mixture.

Now comes the fun part: make a small cylindrical hole in the center of each cake.

Put the tip of your pastry bag into a cupcake hole and squeeze, filling it with the peanut butter mixture. It’s OK if it erupts out the top.

Chocolate frosting:
3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
3-1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup and 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk

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Author: April

Health starts from the inside out, your body is designed to heal itself. That is why quality, traditional, real food is so important to me. Listen to your gut, literally!

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