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Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Whipped Frosting


10350622_10152360283101993_8349170606048083854_nI did these for Halloween last year but this is an anytime cake. I found this recipe floating around on the internet but I ended up changing quite a bit especially where the frosting was concerned. The original recipe wasn’t turning out and that drove me a bit whacky since I had burned half a day on it. In addition to the frost, I also tweaked some other stuff to make it a bit healthier for my kids.

You can make this into a cake or cupcakes. It should make a 9 x 13 cake or around 23 – 25 cupcakes if you fill them up 2/3rd full.




Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole grain whole/ wheat flour (This is one of the healthy items. If you don’t care, then just double up on your unbleached.)
  • 1 cup of unbleached flour
  • 2/3 cup of unsweet cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 1/3 cups Water

Peanut Butter Whipped Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • ½ pint Whipping Cream

Cake Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix baking soda, baking powder, eggs, sugar, vanilla mayo, and water. Basically mix everything except the flour or cocoa.
  2. Slowly add the flour and the cocoa. Mix well. Pour into a greased pan or cupcake holders.
  3. Bake 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Let cool.


  1. In a bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter until well blended. It will probably look like tiny pebbles. Add the whipping cream and whip until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Spread across cake or cupcakes and then store in the fridge.






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