Chocolate Cuppies- 3 ways: Fudge, Cherry, and Peanut Butter
For an order this past Thursday, I created a couple dozen chocolate cupcakes. I wanted to make different varieties and decided on the trio of chocolate fudge, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate cherry. The simplicity of their decorations and flavors was a great success! Even the guests thought they were fake cupcakes on display!
I baked off one dozen of chocolate cupcakes and one dozen of chocolate-cherry cupcakes, both with mini chocolate chips inside. The chocolate-cherry cakes contained about 1/4 cup diced Maraschino cherries per half-batch cake mix.
Chocolate Cherry with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream
Peanut Butter Buttercream:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting
The flowers were hand-made out of vanilla fondant.
I am still excited about peanut butter buttercream. It was the creamiest and most delicious treat I have created in awhile. I also loved the sparkle of the sanding sugar on my cherry cuppies. Who knew such simplicity was so cute?! I still can't believe the guests thought they were fake!