Birthday Boy Peanut Butter Hidden Chocolate Cupcakes

I can hardly believe my baby turned 4 this week! He is such a little sweetheart. For his birthday I took him and his brother to Disneyland, they had so much fun despite the crazy crowds. Since we have annual passes, Brady was given a $60.00 gift card courtesy of Disney to buy anything he wanted. He had so much fun picking out all of his birthday gifts! Older brother is already counting down the days that he gets to do the same.

Birthday night I made these killer cupcakes with a surprise center that will not disappoint! Peanut buttery delicious to say the least! Take a peek and enjoy, they are oh so bad, but oh so good!

Birthday Boy Peanut Butter Hidden Chocolate Cupcakes

1 devils food cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup canola oil
8 oz sour cream
1 small package chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size)

2 Cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
3 Cups powdered sugar

white non perils for top

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand mixer, mix cake mix, eggs, water, oil, sour cream and pudding mix on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into paper lined cupcake cups 3/4 way full. In a mixing bowl mix peanut butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Form 1/2 inch balls and press into each filled cupcake. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean from center. Let cool completely.

2. Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy and well combined. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until well combined. Spread over cooled cupcakes then sprinkle with non-perils if desired.

24 cupcakes

Birthday Pictures

Have a wonderful rest of the week. See you all soon with more good eatin!

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  5. senzascusa

    These are real good, though next time I’m going to pour in 1/3 full of batter, then add the PB ball and then fill with more batter. I put the balls on the top, but my batter was thick and they just didn’t push down in easily, so they are sitting on top and it isn’t quite as fun and yummy that way. Plus, the PB comes off the top easily! Also, I’m living in England at the moment and can you believe they don’t HAVE chocolate pudding mix here! So I had to make my own! Worked fine though!

  6. Kelly Kurcina

    Hi, I recently discovered your blog and love it!
    I want to make the birthday boy cupcakes for my husbands birthday on valentine’s day and was hoping I could use an all natural chocolate cake mix. Do you think that would work? (was not sure if the ounces were the same)

  7. Kathy

    I just recently found your website and I love it!

    I would like to make your chocolate PB cupcakes. I’m wondering where you get the liners for them. What size are they?

  8. VintageMixer

    these look amazing! I will have to try them even though I'm not a big cupcake fan. Did you get the sprinkles from Williams Sonoma?

  9. The Japanese Redneck

    Looks and sounds good. Like those candles you put on his cupcake. You have a cute son. Know he had a good Bday!


  10. Barbara

    Happy Birthday to your 4 year old. I'm going to print this recipe for Father's Day and my baby's 30th birthday – same day.

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