The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Oh Sweet Basil - taking chocolate peanut butter to a whole new level!

One of the first recipes I ever posted was for chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. But the cupcakes that I am sharing with you today take chocolate peanut butter to a whole new level. These are the ultimate chocolate peanut butter cupcake. So how exactly did I take these cupcakes to a whole new level? I cut the cupcakes in half horizontally, sandwiched a layer of peanut butter frosting in the middle, topped them with chocolate ganache and then sprinkled crumbled peanut butter cups on top. That’s right, double the chocolate and double the peanut butter all layered together to create the ultimate cupcake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Oh Sweet Basil - taking chocolate peanut butter to a whole new level! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Oh Sweet Basil - taking chocolate peanut butter to a whole new level!

Today, I’m sharing the recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes on Oh Sweet Basil. I am so grateful for the opportunity to post on Carrian’s blog. We both share a love of food and fitness, and she has so many incredible recipes. Stop by to say hi and check out some of her recipes while you are there!

Find the recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes HERE.


  1. Ashley

    Oh my gosh, I love the way these look! Such a cool, creative way to decorate a cupcake! And peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo ever. lol Happy Friday lady!

  2. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    Ohhh.mmmmm.geeeee. I love all the chocolate-pb combos happening over here lately! These little cakes most definitely take chocolate peanut butter to a new level, an quite an amazing one at that!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kelli! I can’t get enough of the chocolate peanut butter combination. And these cupcakes were a great way to indulge 🙂

  3. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Wow, these really are the ultimate cup cake! Such a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I’m drooling over that chocolate ganache!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Stephanie 🙂

  4. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    You are a master of cupcakes because they are just oh so magical! Wishing I had one right now… ok, 2 of them! 🙂

  5. Kelly

    Holy moly, these are the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen! Chocolate and peanut butter always make me happy 🙂 I love how you assembled the layers and am totally drooling over the chocolate ganache! Stunning! Hope you have a great weekend Ashley 🙂

  6. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    This look so good – peanut butter and chocolate for the win! Thanks Ashley, love this recipe and the frosting topping.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Jessica! And thanks for heading over to check out the recipe 🙂

  7. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Ashley, OMG!! I am in love with how you cut these horizontally, and sandwiched the frosting right dab in the middle! So scrumptious!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Gloria!

  8. Cailee @

    Oh my!! These look so delicious… not to mention beautiful!! YUMMY and pretty?!! Win win! Sounds good to me! Hope that you have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Cailee!

  9. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    These look amazing! I am such a chocolate peanut butter lover! Going to check out the recipe ASAP!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Cate! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combinations!

  10. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    Seriously gorgeous Ashley! And definitely an “ultimate” cupcake 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend lady!

  11. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner

    Oh my goodness Ashley! You have really brought this cupcake to a whole new level! Thanks so much for sharing at MM tonight! Pinned to my board!

  12. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    These are definitely the ultimate chocolate & pb cupcakes. I am drooling just looking at these pictures – I keep hitting the screen with my fork, ha!

  13. Joanne

    I love that the frosting is in the middle in these so you really get as much PB+Choc as possible into every bite!!

  14. Joelen

    My boyfriend will love me more if I made this! Looks amazing!

    • Ashley

      I wish I could ship them to you, Consuelo!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by, Parrish! Heading over to the link party now.

  15. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    This cupcake is so smart!!!! You’re a genius. Honestly I never really thought cupcakes were like mini versions of cakes, but you made it much more believable. And obviously I’m all for choco pb 🙂

  16. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    Oh my goodness! I remember seeing these on your IG. They look delish! Heading over to OhSweetBasil for the recipe!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Connie! And thanks for heading over to Oh Sweet Basil for the recipe!

  17. Karly

    Totally gorgeous and right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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