Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes

Take the peanut butter-chocolate combo to new heights with layers of lusciousness in moist, irresistible cupcakes.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 18

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1/3
cup baking cocoa
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1
cup water
1
tablespoon white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1
egg
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup peanut butter chips
1/4
cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil, water, vinegar and vanilla to flour mixture, stirring just until smooth (do not overmix).
  • 3 In another large bowl, beat egg, cream cheese, peanut butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until creamy.
  • 4 Spoon 1 level tablespoon chocolate batter into each cup; evenly spread 1 level tablespoon peanut butter filling on top. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    21g
    21%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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