Monday, September 10, 2012

Fluffernutter Cupcakes

So I follow this blog somewhat religiously and every time I look at the food I envy it and instantly want it in front of me. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. Ever since I lived in North Dakota one of my co-workers was obsessed (in a good way) with fluffernutter. He always spoke of his memories since childhood and although I didn't have quite as many I had a few. This is the same co-worker who brought Hrvatska into our Meridian lives. The same co-worker who made us listen to the Hrvatska cd every dang holiday we had to work because who makes it feel more like Father's Day, Columbus Day, or Christmas than Hrvatska. Hrvatska, the man who makes love to every holiday. Hrvatska, the man who dances like an egg beater or something like that. (If I can find it, I'll update this with the video UPDATE video) Either way, fluffernutter, Meridian, Hrvatska. Those words all  lead to each other and I miss all of it very dearly since that year I spent in North Dakota was one of my best and why I had to do fluffernutter.  It is definitely quite a tasty combination and I hadn't had it in years so I figured cupcakes would be a great way to relive it. These were good but I think I have some work to do on tweaking the actual cake part. It was a little denser than I might have liked but the combination of flavors was still really great.

Fluffernutter Cupcakes
Yield ~12 cupcakes

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter morsels
7 large marshmallows, microwaved for 30 seconds

For the frosting, I was feeling slightly lazy yesterday so I just took half a container of Duncan Hines vanilla frosting and microwaved 5 large marshmallows the mixed them in to give me some marshmallow frosting. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Next mix in the milk, then the flour and baking powder, then peanut butter morsels. Last microwave your marshmallows for 30 seconds in a bowl, then add them to the batter and just fold them in. Do not mix it together entirely. Fill up the cupcake tins about 2/3 of the way then bake for 17 minutes or until slightly golden. After cooled, frost.

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