So, don’t tell Martha….but I made cupcakes that were not from her book! One of my friends got this recipe for a nutter butter cupcake that sounded so wonderful that we had to try it out! It was very simple too so for people that are nervous to make things from scratch this one still uses a box mix but then adds things to it and puts it together in such a unique and wonderful way!
I believe we used a dark chocolate cake mix (Renee when you read this you’ll have to correct me if I’m wrong, its been a while since we made this) and I can’t remember if we added peanut butter to the batter but I’m sure that wouldn’t hurt it! We also added crunched up nutter butter cookies to the batter! Before we poured them into the pan, we place half a nutter butter cookie at the bottom of each!
Then my favorite part was the frosting! we had two kinds; a rich chocolate one, and a peanut butter one - which is just peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar. After we baked the cupcakes and let them cool some, we put the two frostings in separate plastic bags, and snipped one corner of each. My friend showed me how to do this first; the peanut butter frosting was so rich and thick that you could pipe it out onto the cupcake and sort of swirl it around leaving a well in the middle. Then you took the chocolate frosting and filled the well with it. So it looked like this…
Then you took half a nutter butter cookie and stuck it in the chocolate part of the frosting so it stuck straight up on the top of the cupcake. It was so very delicious! If anyone is a peanut butter fan feel free to ask me for the recipe!