A Megabite Birthday + Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes {revisited}

by Megan on June 19, 2011

This weekend I went out on a lake in a purple paddle boat, drank beers on a patio until the sun went down, and today I’m celebrating this blog turning two!

In honor of hitting the two-year mark, I decided to re-make the first thing I ever made, photographed, and talked about on here.

So here they are! Mini peanut butter cupcakes topped with chocolate fudge frosting and a mini peanut butter cup. You can’t go wrong.

Did you look back at my first post, and squint at the blurry pictures? All I can say, is that I’m really glad I returned those expensive Anthropologie boots to get a new camera a while back. … and I really like boots.

Can I tell you guys something? I’m just so thankful for this little spot on the internet. Baking has helped me get through some rough times. There’s something about turning the oven on and having to focus on something other than current troubles that just really helps.

And when you guys comment, it just makes my day! You guys are my favorite.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes {makes 12 regular, or 42 minis}
Recipes adapted from 125 Best Cupcake Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat the your oven to 350°F.  Line mini muffin pans with 42 paper liners. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together both sugars with butter until well combined. Add peanut butter, beating until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of milk. Beat until smooth.
  3. Divide batter between muffin pappers. Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes for minis (20+ minutes for regular-sized cupcakes) or until toothpick comes out clean and the cakes spring back lightly when touched. Cool on wire rack and make chocolate fudge frosting.

Thick, tasty, fudgy frosting.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • mini peanut butter cups, for topping

Directions:

  1. Put everything except the milk and vanilla in a bowl and mix slowly with an electric mixer until the powdered sugar isn’t flying everywhere. Add the vanilla and slowly add the milk until it reaches the consistency you desire.
  2. Pipe this on those delicious little peanut butter cupcakes. Top with a mini peanut butter cup and eat them like you mean it.

My blog is 2 years old! If it was a dog, it’d be a preteen.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Lora June 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I can’t believe Takeamegabite is 2!! Congrats lady! I have loved the posts, and can’t wait to see what else you bake up!

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Megan (megabite) June 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thanks Lora Bora! <3

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mum June 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

HaPpY BiRtHdAy toooo you!!

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Megan (megabite) June 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Thanks, Mum!

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heather June 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Happy blog birthday! I enjoy reading! xxoo

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Megan (megabite) June 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Thanks, Heather! Your blog is one of my most favorites. :)

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cindy June 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

happy blog birthday! baking is good therapy. returning anthro boots is admirable, I’m not good at returning things. Also, I want these cupcakes in my face. Can you believe I’ve never made a pb cupcake?! what is wrong with me!?

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Megan (megabite) June 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

Thanks Cindy! Yeah man, these boots were cute… but troublesome.

Ooh, you need these in your life, most def.

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beckie June 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Happy 2, Megan! Your blog has given me so many great baking and cooking tips and I’ve learned a lot about cooking from it! I always look forward to your updates and I’m glad to have found such a kickass internet friend along the way! Many happy returns to Take a Megabite!

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Megan (megabite) June 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Thanks Beckie! You are just the sweetest. <3

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Elle ( HairArtist ) September 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

Hey! I had to click on cupcakes in the sidebar, and this was the sweetest post! Way to be blogging for 2 yrs.. what a fabulous addition that camera is. As a newbie it was super inspiring to read this post! Loved it :)

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Megan (megabite) September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

Thanks, Elle! Blogging is super fun, and it’s so cool to look back and see how far you’ve come. :) I’m glad you found me!

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Naama January 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

Megan!!! happy b-day! (a little late thought).
decided to make these out of my crazy love for peanut-butter.
you never disappoint, they turned out just perfect!! and extremely tasty! :)
thank for the great recipes!!! :)

p.s- couldn’t find butter cups, but they did turn out cute!:)
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7922/39215310150507852316842.jpg

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Jay February 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! That’s so exciting, CONGRATS! :) Cupcakes look divine as always. Adding this recipe to my ‘list’ hehe

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