·

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream

Sharing is caring!

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor. Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. 

I received samples from Dixie Crystals and Taylor & Colledge for this #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipe. All opinions are mine alone.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes.

You guys! Can you believe it’s almost time to go back to school? Well, not for me, thankfully, but for your little ones. I’m finished with that kind of school. The only schooling I get now is on software and topics that will further my career. Once I get one that is.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that this is the first day of #BacktoSchoolTreats week. That’s one killer hashtag isn’t it? Yes! I have signed up for another week-long event. I find them to be fun and challenging for my blogging. Especially this one since we don’t have kids, nor do we have the thrill of back to school.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

 

There are a few more week-long events after this one, too! So, stay tuned.

I don’t think I remember much excitement around going back to school. There was no huge shopping trip to get all the supplies on the list. Heck, we didn’t even have a list that I can remember. We had to sort of make it up as we went along until we actually started school. There was always a thing or two missing, but it was pretty much the same supplies year after year.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

I can’t imagine going to school now with all the different lists for each teacher, for each class, for each day. And that’s just elementary school! I have a friend with three boys. She moved to a new school district and it was all confusing for her.

One teacher had one list and another teacher had a separate list. She had no idea they had separate lists. It was confusing. Her poor kids had to get different supplies than what she originally bought. Chaos.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

How can one curriculum for one teacher be so different for another one? And yes, I’m still talking elementary school! I’d be totally lost at that point. And probably frustrated or pissed or both at that point, too. I’m sort of glad I don’t have kids. There are no school supplies for the pups. Just bags, food, and treats. And lots and lots of loving.

Back to school for us didn’t include all these fun and fancy snacks! We were lucky to get snacks at all. I see Mom rolling here eyes. I know when we had a sitter there were snacks, but once we were old enough to be alone, it was every man for themselves!

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

I’m sure there were some chips, but not often. Maybe some fruit, maybe some veggies, and sometimes a popsicle or two? I honestly can’t remember. When we hit the teenage years it really was every man for themselves. Of course by that time it was homework and then we had to prep and or make dinner. Yes, we had to make dinner growing up.

How do you think both of turned into such great cooks for our families? My sister makes a mean meal just like I do. We had to learn how to chop, dice, sauté, bake, boil; you name it. It was sort of our own culinary school, but you graduated you just got to cook great food for your friends and family. I think that’s better than some certificate on some wall. Don’t you think? Unless you’re a chef, of course, but that’s another story.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

I think the first time I had ants on a log was at the sitters. We had a woman that would watch us after school for a couple of years, I think? She’s the first person that showed me how delicious peanut butter and celery are together. And PB and apples, and many other things besides bananas and jelly.

If you haven’t tried PB and pears, do! It’s awesome.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

I should have shared some of those ideas this week. Oh well. Maybe I’ll save those for next year. Because I’m sure there’s going to be a next year. There’s other 30 bloggers this year with over a hundred recipes. I’m sure that warrants a second year plus. And since most of Terri’s events are a hit, I KNOW there will be many more years of this event for me to share ideas like that.

I should probably talk about these delicious cupcakes and the sponsors. I LOVE Dixie Crystals sugar. They’re products are always consistent and reliable. Which a must for any kind of baking. Baking is a science you know? It’s all about weights and measures and percentages of liquid to dry. I can’t geek about it because I don’t have that science bone like Dad does. I have the math gene.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

So, I have to tell you that these are remake of a complete failure. I mean COMPLETE failure. They totally collapsed and the buttercream was awful. I fail a buttercream all the time. This time I channeled my inner Carlee to make this buttercream work out. And it did!! Which is awesome. You have no idea how frustrating it is to make killer macaron and sucky buttercream filling.

This buttercream is definitely going in a macaron! I could have licked the BOWL peeps!

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

Just look at how pretty they are! And they are light and fluffy. I can’t believe I nailed cupcakes. That I would totally devour! Except I forgot to pack one for lunch today. I’ll just have to eat two when I get home just to make up for that. Because… CUPCAKES!

And this buttercream makes just enough for the batch of cupcakes. That’s another thing about buttercream. It makes a TON! I don’t want a enough buttercream to frost cupcakes for the 82nd Airborne! There’s just no need when there’s only two of us. This is a small batch of buttercream perfect for cupcakes or macaron.

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor.  Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats

This year we had a new sponsor. Taylor & Colledge sent us some amazing vanilla paste. I know. They’re chocolate cupcakes but I still add that rich vanilla paste to them for a balancing level of flavor that heightens the chocolate. Don’t tell me you don’t do that, too. Because you do. Admit it. And when you do, you should totally try their vanilla paste. It’s oh so tasty on a spoon, so imagine what it’s like in these cupcakes.

I can’t wait to rush home and have one of these.  Just like your kids will rush home to have one, too.  And it’s okay for you to sneak one or two in there for yourself.  They’re definitely worth it!

Signature

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor. Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes. #BacktoSchoolTreats
Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream are rich, delicious, and full of fluffernutter flavor. Your kids will rush home from school to devour these delicious cupcakes.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

For the PB fluff buttercream

  • 1 cup fluff
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    To make the cupcakes:

    1. Preheat oven to 350.
      Combine the sugar with the oil in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
    2. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking between each addition.
      Stir in the vanilla extract, buttermilk, and yogurt. Set aside.
    3. Combine the flour with the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk.
    4. Make a well in the center and add the yogurt mixture along with the 2 teaspoons of vinegar.
    5. Stir until just combined.
    6. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners. I always spritz mine with cooking spray. Fill the liners half full with batter.
    7. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, but still feels a little sticky on the inside.
    8. Allow to cool completely.
      To make the buttercream:
    9. Place the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and shortening in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until creamy and smooth.
    10. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the mixture is thick but not too thick.
    11. Add the milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the buttercream reaches your desired consistency.
    12. Place in a piping bag with a decorative tip. Pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes before serving.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

Breakfasts:

Snacks:

Desserts:

Drinks:

 

Similar Posts

24 Comments

  1. I’m with you, things weren’t this complicated when I went to school, or even when my own kids were in school. These beautiful cupcakes would definitely make up for it though!

  2. It is funny- I never had snacks like these for sure! I think it is a boomerang effect for sure, and my kids are lucky for it! These cupcakes are scrumptious looking!!

    1. Thank you! For the most part, we had to fend for ourselves when we got old enough; like 9 or 10? I can’t imagine people would leave their kids that young home alone now. LOL

  3. I’m a chocolate peanut butter addict. These cupcakes ARE INCREDIBLE! Love the PB fluff buttercream… and you cannot go wrong with a delicious chocolate cupcake. Great recipe!

  4. My favorite part of Back to School was always the new office supplies: post its, pens, pencils, fresh new notebooks…I’m such a nerd! I can’t imagine buying multiple supplies lists for elementary school–it sounds stressful! Although, coming home to one of these cupcakes would certainly make everything better.

    1. It was the black bound notebooks that I loved to write in. And the trapper keepers with the dividers. I’m a total nerd, too. But you should see my hanging files at work! LOL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.