Don’t let these cupcakes fool you. Yes, that may look like a perfect peanut butter cookie on top of this cupcake… but, it’s not! It’s frosting! Can you believe it? (A big shoutout to Annie’s Eats for inspiring me to make my own version of this cupcake after she posted hers!)
When I made my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Curd cupcakes, I saved about a dozen chocolate cupcakes aside so I could turn them into these beauties. I spread a whipped dark chocolate ganache on top of each cupcake and then placed a peanut butter cookie on top. The cookie is actually a scoop of peanut butter frosting formed into a ball, pressed down and embellished with the traditional fork stamping of a peanut butter cookie! Genius, right?!
My husband doesn’t typically enjoy anything I make with peanut butter, but he ate the entire cookie frosting off this cupcake and left the rest. He said it tasted like peanut butter fudge, which he absolutely loves.
I tasted all the ingredients separately and really, this is one cupcake that all three parts really taste better…. together. Don’t get me wrong, the cupcake is awesome, the dark chocolate ganache is yummy and the peanut butter cookie frosting is heaven… but all together in one bite….. OUT OF THIS WORLD!