Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting

Finally a recipe from scratch! (Sort of)

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Cupcake
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
4 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
3 cup flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup half and half
3/4 cup peanut butter

Frosting
white vanilla frosting (this is where it’s not quite from scratch)
maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in large bowl. Mix in sugar.  Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder; then mix into large bowl. Mix. Stir in half and half.
  3. Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds to melt. Mix into batter.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick poked into cake comes out cleanly.012
  5. For frosting, mix frosting with maple syrup in 3 to 1 ratio (less syrup).  Frost by putting a large dollop on top and then smoothing it out with the back of a spoon in a swirling motion.

I had some extra batter left so I decided to make a swirl pound cake with it.  More updates on this later!

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