Prep Time 25m
Cook Time 22m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 24 cupcakes


Ingredients
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Purely Simple® Chocolate Cake & Cupcake Mix
  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
  • Whipped Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Purely Simple® Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Mix
  • 1/3 cup water
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions using 1/2 cup butter, milk and eggs and adding 1/2 cup peanut butter when beating the batter. Divide into prepared muffin cups.
  • Step 2Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 3For optional filling: REMOVE cupcakes from paper baking cups. Cut each cupcake horizontally into 2 layers using serrated knife. Spread bottom halves with whipped peanut butter. Top with top halves of cupcakes.
  • Step 4Prepare frosting mix according to package instructions using 1/2 cup butter and water. Beat in remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth and creamy. If frosting thickens while standing, beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons additional water. Pipe or spread frosting on top of cupcakes.
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