Peanut Heaven Cupcakes

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins (+ refrigeration)
Servings: 12
Peanut Heaven Cupcakes

Peanut heaven cupcakes are a brilliant blend of chocolate and peanut butter tastes, coming together to create a delicious dessert.



  • 60g (2oz) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, chopped coarsely 
  • ⅔ cup (160ml) water 
  • 90g (3oz) butter, softened 
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed CSR Brown Sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • ⅔ cup (100g) White Wings Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • ⅓ cup (40g) almond meal 
  • 250g (8oz) peanut brittle, chopped coarsely 
  • whipped milk 

Choc Peanut Frosting: 

  • 1 cup (250ml) pouring cream 
  • 400g (12½oz) milk chocolate, chopped coarsely 
  • 1 cup (280g) smooth peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Line a 12-hole (⅓ cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. 
  2. Stir chocolate and the water in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. 
  3. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour and cocoa, almond meal and warm chocolate mixture. Spoon mixture into paper cases. 
  4. Bake cupcakes for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs attached. Leave cakes in pan for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool. 
  5. Make whipped milk choc peanut frosting: Bring cream almost to the boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat. When bubbles subside, add chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Beat frosting with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  6. Spoon frosting into a large piping bag fitted with a plain 1.5cm (¾in) tube, alternating with spoonfuls of peanut butter to create a marble effect. 
  7. Pipe generous swirls of frosting onto cold cakes; top with peanut brittle.



If you don’t have a piping bag, spoon the frosting onto cakes and a spoonful of peanut butter; using the back of the spoon, swirl together in an upward direction.