Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Silver Peanut Butter Frosting

October

The recipe in the previous post makes enough batter for three round cake pans yet I only have two.  Rather than wash, cool, and reuse one of the cake pans to make a sky high cake, I decided to use the remaining batter to make mini cupcakes!  (Luckily, I also had quite a bit of leftover peanut butter frosting.)

What’s funny is my intention was to make the frosting purple.  Into the frosting I whipped several drops of Wilton red and blue gel coloring.  However, because the frosting was taupe to start (the color of the peanut butter) rather than achieve the royal purple I had intended I ended up with this silvery gray color–and I love it!  I topped each cupcake with silver sprinkles and it totally works on this aluminum serving piece.  There is both eeriness and elegance to them.  If you want to make these cupcakes follow the recipe for the cake and frosting here

October

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10 Responses

  1. The mini cupcakes turned out gorgeous! I love the silver frosting.

  2. so cute and looks delicious!
    check out my food blog and tell me what you think:
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    Michael

  3. oh my gosh, those are stunning! great for halloween or any winter gathering 🙂

  4. Hi, I like your mini cupcakes, they are so cute.
    May I know the measurement of your mini cupcakes, I find the mini cases are so difficult to find. What brand is your mini cupcakes pans? maybe mine is not the standard mini cupcake size hence I can’t find the cases for it. (mine is 2cm deep and 3.5cm across)

  5. Hi Dee, I know my mini cupcake pan is Wilton brand but I don’t know the measurements off the top of my head. I can check and let you know. I am pretty sure I purchased it from Michael’s or AC Moore. Both stores have excellent selections of Wilton products!

    • Dee–One more thing–the mini cupcake liners are sometimes found in the candy aisle of Michael’s and AC Moore. They may be called “mini baking cups” or “paper/foil candy cups” as they can be used for truffles!

  6. Thanks for the info!
    Keep up the good work.

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  9. I have been looking for someone who successfully made peanut butter frosting silvery grey, & I ran into this post. I had a delicious recipe for a chocolate peanut butter cake that I want to decorate as the Millenium Falcon (I’ve got some Star Wars nerds in the family). The funny thing is, it turns out the recipe I’m making is identical to the one you used for these cupcakes & that cake, so I’m hoping I can achieve that perfect silvery color with the frosting. Great blog!

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