Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes! Plus a Decorating Tip!!

Happy Valentine's Day Week!!

With 4 kids in the house


I wanted and needed something super easy to whip up for a Valentine's Day Treat!!

Mrs. Paula Dean to the rescue. She shows us in this video from tasteofhome.com

how to turn any brownie mix, one extra egg and some peanut butter chips into these:


Prepare a brownie mix adding one extra egg for cake like brownies.

Fill lined cup cake pan half full.

Place in about a tablespoon of peanut butter chips onto each cupcake.

Use rest of brownie mix to cover peanut butter chips.

Make sure to completely cover them.

Bake for 18 -20 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven.

My family thought that these were really good...I even used the tip that follows to coat the tops of the brownie cupcakes with frosting -- wish I could show ya -- but they were the first ones to be eaten!

4 spoons - Yummy and Useful!!

Cupcake Tip:

Want smooth professional looking cupcakes? I know that mine (pictured below) are not as smooth as a professionals...but hey it was my first try...I know that it's gonna take some practice!

But do you want to know how to achieve a smooth finished on frosted cupcakes?

I learned by watching this video!! (Please be careful while watching this video - there is one word that is not rated G.)

It's nothing more than heating up the frosting for about 15 seconds in 5 second intervals!!

The first few that I did -- weren't that smooth at all -- but once I realized that the frosting really needed to become a liquid the last few were awesomely smooth.


I hope that this Valentine's Day is filled with love for all of you...oh and those little conversation hearts...make sure you get some of those too!



  1. Wow this is amazing. If any of you ladies want to link up your yummy valentine treats stop on by or just share for my Round Robin this friday 2/12

  2. Wow, that looks great!

    Hopped over from Mom Tried It!

  3. It looks delicious! My mouth is watering.
    Thanks for linking up.

  4. Okay we HAVE to try this! I just baked a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for son #3's birthday as he requested. He would LOVE these! Thanks for the possibility of lots of mommy points!

  5. I'm blaming Mellisa for the fact that I now want an enormous piece of cake, darn her!

  6. these look yummy!!!! Thanks for linking to my recipe monday : )

  7. You cannot go wrong with brownies and icing (my favorite way to eat them)! Thanks for linking up to Simply Hot Recipes.

  8. I made these today....mmmm, yummy! I baked them a tad too long but they were still really good. My daughter said this was "the best brownie she ever ate in her whooooooooooollllllllleee life!"

  9. Those looks so tempting!! Yummy!! http://www.militarymovesyou.com/


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