Decadent chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter frosting and amazingly good peanut butter Oreos make these cupcakes out-of-this-world delicious!
So my husbands unit is deploying. *sigh* I know. I don’t like saying it. I can’t really even say it out loud… typing it is just as hard. It will be our third deployment together… but the first in Germany and the first with a new baby. Most of the friends I made here have moved away to new duty stations… so I find myself stuck, alone… with out a support system in place to get me though.
And so yesterday at his Troops pre-deployment BBQ, I thought maybe I could meet a few spouses and make some new friends. I also thought I might be able to win them over with cupcakes. Cupcakes + Army Wives + Army Brats + Soldiers = FUN!
The single soldiers manned the grill, drank beer and played football. The babies stole the balls from the single soldiers and ran around with them- the dad’s chased after. The big kids played with the parachute and on the playground and the Mom’s relaxed and chatted with new and old friends. It was a fun afternoon!
Oh… and there were cupcakes! 5 dozen mini Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes to be exact!
I think I may have a slight obsession with the peanut butter chocolate combination. Okay… maybe it’s more than a slight obsession… maybe it’s a pretty HUGE one. Ha! As I was making these cupcakes for this bbq, I kept thinking of all the recipes I had made that included chocolate and peanut butter. And let me tell you… there are A LOT!
But that didn’t seem to bother this guy… he ate the top off the cupcake before taking the wrapper off.
Or this little darling girl… she really liked the frosting. I mean – seriously, she’s doing it right. Big giant lick of peanut butter frosting? Yes, please!
I think shoving my cupcakes in your mouth all at once was a general theme… I saw this all afternoon (well more like about an hour – cause that’s how long the cupcakes lasted before they were gone!). SGT Zaleuke just shoved the entire cupcake in his mouth! Yes!
Okay, okay… one last picture of cute kids eating my cupcakes. Aren’t these sisters the CUTEST… like EVER!
And I suppose you want some of the details about the cupcakes now, right? Ok ok ok ok… I’m gonna be honest with you. I’ve made these before. I bazzzzillllion times. (You can see those recipes HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE … okay so that’s only 4… but I got lazy and didn’t want to link ALL of them lol) I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe but added crushed Peanut Butter OREOs to the batter and topped them with my favorite peanut butter buttercream and added more crushed PB OREOs to the BC! Oh… and topped them all off with another PB OREO!
I mean my chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are soooo yummy by themselves… but the addition of the Peanut Butter OREOs really add a the creamy peanut butter flavor to the cake and a bit of a crunch to the buttercream. So. Good.
So… if you’re like me and you have a peanut butter chocolate obsession… you should make this. Like, STAT. Now. ASAP.
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