M&M Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting & Blog Makeover!

In our household we are complete chocolate freaks so me making a yellow cake cupcake is pretty much unheard off. Unless its mixed with m&ms and topped with peanut butter frosting that is. Then it’s totally ok. IMG_0272

So this little blog got a complete makeover! From the appearance to the name, everything is new and better! It’s still a work in progress so bare with me while I figure out the kinks. I’m also working on improving my photography a bit to give you some better pictures they are not going to be magazine worthy or anything since I am too lazy busy to read up on food photography so with trial and error hopefully you’ll see some improvement 🙂

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Recipe Review:

  • Stars: 4
  • Level: Easy
  • Comments: The cupcakes were nice and moist and you get some m&ms in every bite! The recipe was very easy to follow and the process was fairly simple. I love that it uses cake mix even though it tastes totally homemade 🙂 The peanut butter frosting was awesome light and fluffy and not overly sweet.
  • Negatives: The recipe made waay to little frosting to frost 24 cupcakes so I had to double it. Also the cupcakes were sticking a lot to the liners so I recommend spraying the liners with cooking spray before pouring in the batter.
  • Will I make these again? Yes If you love peanut butter and m&ms these cupcakes are for you!

M&M Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

24 cupcakes

For cupcakes:

  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix (I used yellow)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk (used buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt (used sour cream)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini M&Ms

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl sift cake mix.
  3. In a large bowl combine the eggs, oil, milk or buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the cake mix to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Gently fold in the M&Ms.
  6. Fill 24 cupcake liners with the batter.
  7. Bake for 17-22mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (used all natural)
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-8 tsp milk

Directions:

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter in a mixer until smooth.
  2. With the mixer on low add the vanilla and powdered sugar.
  3. Beat until fluffy and add milk to reach desired consistency.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes and decorate with extra M&Ms if desired.

Source: YourCupofCake

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Comments

  1. Those cupcakes are absolutely lovely.

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