It was my husband’s birthday last week so I decided to combine two of his favourite things, peanut butter and vinyl records, to make these cupcakes. The cakes have a gooey peanut butter filling and are topped with vanilla buttercream.
To make 12 cupcakes, you will need:
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 60g unsalted butter
- 250g soft light brown sugar
- 120g peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100ml milk
For the filling:
- 12 tsp peanut butter
For the buttercream:
- 175g softened butter
- 350g icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 7 drops vanilla extract
For the vinyl record toppers:
- Ready to roll icing in black, red, yellow, blue and green
Begin by preheating the oven to 180 degrees. Sift the flour and baking powder together and line the cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
Beat the butter, sugar and peanut butter together until mixed. Next, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour and milk to the mixture and mix until combined. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases until they are half full. Smooth the top over with the back of the spoon so they are even. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown.
Once the cupcakes are cooled scoop out a small section in the middle of the cake and put a teaspoon of peanut butter into the hole.
To make the buttercream topping, beat the butter until it is fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and completely combined.
Dollop a spoonful of icing on top of the cake and, using a spatula, smooth the buttercream downwards towards the cupcake case. Smooth the top round in a circular motion and neaten off any uneven edges.
To make the mini vinyl record toppers roll out your black ready to roll icing to 6mm thick. Using a circular cutter cut out the vinyl. Roll your other colours out to 4mm thick and using a smaller cutter cut out the circles. To attach the coloured circles to the black use a small amount of icing sugar mixed with water. Add grooves to your record using a skewer, then poke a whole in the centre.
The cakes were a hit with the birthday boy!
~ Laura xx ~
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