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Saturday, September 23, 2006 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
~Submitted by Christi~

6 tablespoons unsalted butter -- (3/4 stick) cut into 4 pieces
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips -- (about 6 oz.)
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate -- chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar -- packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup toasted walnuts -- chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt

For cupcakes:Preheat oven to 350~F. Line 10 standard (1/3 cup) muffin cups withpaper liners. Combine butter, 1/2 chocolate chips, and unsweetenedchocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water. Stir untilmixture is melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Whisk bothsugars into chocolate mixture, then whisk in eggs one at a time. Whiskin vanilla, then flour, walnuts, salt and remaining 3/4 cup chocolatechips. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Bake cupcakes untiltester inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 20minutes. Transfer cupcakes to rack and cool completely.Frosting:Put powdered sugar and next three ingredients in a medium bowl. Usingand electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth, adding whipping creamby teaspoonsful if frosting is too thick to spread. Spread frosting inswirls over top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings orchocolate sprinkles.

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