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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  4. 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!

  5. 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)

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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!


  9. 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.

  10. Clumbsy Cookie

    Happy belated b'day to the little one and to the cool mom! Love the pictures of them eating the cupcakes, and the cupcakes itself too of course!!!

  11. Lynda

    These are addictive looking cupcakes… my daughter will love these
    My babies are all in their 20's now-as they say, "time flies"!
    Happy birthday to your cute son!

  12. Bridgett

    Aw, your boys are darling! I bet he had an absolute blast on his birthday. Wow, these cupcakes look delicious. I want someone to make these for my birthday!

  13. We Are Not Martha

    Aww he's so happy and adorable!! These look awesome. I'm crazy about anything peanut butter and I love how it's hidden ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Kara

    What a cute little birthday boy!

    I just tried a similar cookie recipe and it was fabulous, so I'm sure these would be too. Especially with the cream cheese frosting. Yum!

  15. Nutmeg Nanny

    Happy Birthday to your little one:) Those cupcakes look fabulous! The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorites.

  16. Gera @ SweetsFoods

    Happy Birthday to your little guy!! and I want these PB chocolate cupcakes for my birthday too ๐Ÿ™‚



  17. Hillary

    How did you get the peanut butter so perfectly in the middle? They came out great – happy birthday to your son!

  18. Jessie

    happy birthday to your little guy! Those cupcakes look so yummy and perfect for a birthday celebration.

  19. HoneyB

    These are gorgeous cupcakes!!!! Looks like fun and enjoyment eating them was had by more than the birthday boy!

  20. cecilia

    these look so yummy!
    would love to know where you found those cupcake wrappers, they are geat!

  21. RecipeGirl

    Those look like quite yummy bday treats. How lucky you are that you guys live so close to Disney. It seems like you go there all of the time! Are the boys happy to be in SoCal with all of these fun things to do??

    Happy bday to your little one! Love those candles!!

  22. oneordinaryday

    My baby girl just turned 5. Where does the time go??
    I love the pb in the center of your cupcakes. I'm gonna have to try that.

  23. Denise

    My youngest will be turning 4 in September. I cant believe it. These look killer. I have to print it out. Chocolate and PB are perfect together

  24. Barbara Bakes

    Such a beautiful family! I love that you don't feel you need to make everything from scratch. Look yummy!

  25. big_mummy

    these look great!!! my little boy is 4 next month and will love these… i was looking for a cake recipe i could do that i wouldnt stuff my face with too, since im not keen on peanut butter- the diet gets to continue another day! yay

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