Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Surprise

This recipe comes from my own greediness, I have a thing for cake and I have a thing for peanut butter, so when making dinner one evening, I thought ‘oh there is nothing for dessert’ (yes before I had even eaten my dinner), so it only seemed right that I made something (because I was too lazy to go out, even for dessert) so inspired by ‘what I have on the shelf’ as usual, today’s cakes are Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Surprise and here is how I did it:


  • 100g of Butter
  • 50g of Brown Sugar
  • 37g of Flour
  • 25g of Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 38g of Icing Sugar
Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Surprise
Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Surprise


  1. Firstly take 6 teaspoons of peanut butter and place in a ball on a plate and stick it in the freezer
  2. Then preheat the oven to 180C (Fan Oven) and place 6 cupcake cases into your cupcake tin
  3. In a bowl sift the sugar and 50g of butter and cream until smooth
  4. Then sift in the flour, 13g of cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix until crumbly
  5. Then add the egg and whisk until smooth
  6. Pour into your cupcake cases evenly
  7. Then get your peanut butter out of the freezer and pop one ball into the centre of each of the cupcakes
  8. Place into the preheated oven for between 10-12 minutes. You can check if the cupcakes are ready by lightly touching the top to see if it springs back
  9. Get the cupcakes out and allow to cool
  10. Once cool you can prepare the frosting
  11. Sift the remaining cocoa and icing sugar into a bowl and add the last of the butter
  12. Cream together until smooth
  13. Using a palette knife, evenly ice each cupcake
  14. Finally place a whole almond on the top of each, just because it makes them look pretty!

Now obviously I knew about the surprise inside the Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Surprise, but the best thing about these cupcakes is not telling anyone else. The look on my husbands face when he realised there was something else inside was pretty satisfying as are the cakes!

Do you have any good ‘surprising’ recipes, if so, please link them below so I can take a look!


8 Comments Add yours

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  2. cohencycles says:

    oh these sound lovely… is icing sugar what I might call confectioner’s sugar, or powdered sugar?

    1. Icing sugar is powdered sugar I believe 🙂

      1. cohencycles says:

        it appears your recipes make small portions, that is a good thing!

  3. sam says:

    Hey! I baked some orange cupcakes filled with a chocolate/liqueur sauce. They tasted amazing! Check them out on my blog:

  4. sam says:

    hey! I also have a surprise recipe. Check out my orange liqueur cupcake recipe on my blog, they are filled with a melted chocolate sauce and taste great!

  5. raibaker says:

    Oh – and I did a strawberries and cream surprise muffins a while back – they are pretty surprising!!

  6. raibaker says:

    great idea! they sound yummmmmmy!

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