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Dreamy Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


I have been wanting to share this new recipe with you for over a week now! However, I lost the notes for my recipe on two separate occasions! Jonathan was able to find my frosting recipe and was so sweet to get me a new kitchen notebook so I wouldn’t keep writing my notes on tiny pieces of scrap paper — so thankful for such a sweet husband! I have always wanted to try baking with olive oil, and I was so pleased with the results!

Ingredients for cupcakes- (I prefer to use all organic ingredients)

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 1/4 cups raw cane sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup (dark) chocolate almond milk

Preheat oven to 375°

In stand mixer or with a hand mixer, gently blend butter and olive oil together.

Gradually add sugar, vanilla and eggs – mix until smooth.

Gradually incorporate flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well blended.

Slowly add chocolate almond milk and mix until batter is smooth and silky.

In a cupcake pan, fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for approximately 17-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cupcakes.

Ingredients for peanut butter frosting- (I prefer to use all organic ingredients)

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup palm fruit oil

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

In stand mixer or with hand mixer, cream butter and palm fruit oil together.

Gradually incorporate the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until soft and smooth.

Finally add peanut butter and mix until light and creamy.

When cupcakes have cooled, frost and, if desired, top with grated chocolate.




  1. These look so peanut buttery creamilicious! I’ll have to put it on the list:)

    1. Thank you, Sadie!! I love your description!! 😀

  2. Mmm this sounds delicious! The peanut butter must taste amazing with chocolate 🙂

  3. Mmmmmm!!! These look lovely 🙂 Must try them out!

    1. Thank you so much, Claire! 🙂 I hope you’ll like them! I’ve always wanted to try baking with olive oil, and I was so pleased with the results!

  4. Anna, these look amazing!!! Yum!!

    1. Thank you so much, Bec!:)

  5. Beautiful, Anna! Would almond butter be as flavorful as peanut? I love peanuts, but am allergic…go figure!

    1. Thank you so much! I love almond butter as well, and I think it would give the frosting a wonderful flavor! I definitely think it’s worth a try and would love to try it myself!

        1. You’re very welcome! If you try it, I would love to know how it turns out! 🙂 I’d love to try it as well!

          1. I will for sure, Anna! You got my wheels turning and thought of cashew & sunbutter too! I’d like to try them for company this weekend. What a super yummy recipe! Thanks again 🙂

  6. this look very delicious !

    1. Thank you so much, Anita! I hope you’ll have a chance to make them and let me know how you like the recipe! 🙂

  7. I will sure let you know after I will try the recipe Anna ! 🙂

  8. Delicious combination of flavors and beautiful presentation.

    1. Thank you so much!

  9. These sound delish! You can never go wrong with a combination of peanut butter & chocolate!

    1. Yes! Chocolate and peanut butter are definitely one of my very favorite combinations! 😀

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