It's that time of year when the really DECADENT desserts start sounding extra appealing (or if you are me, that just happens year round). These CUPCAKES totally fit the bill and really are just the perfect dessert. They are also super cute with a SPIDER or other Halloween candy stuck on top, so try making them for your HALLOWEEN party this year! And don't feel bad if you eat more than one—they are just that good!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes
1 box devil's food cake mix
Ingredients on box
1 small box chocolate or fudge instant pudding mix
1/3 cup sour cream (I used light)
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temp (I used light)
1/3 to 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
Milk, if needed
Mix cake batter together according to package directions. Stir in the dry pudding mix and sour cream. Bake as directed for cupcakes. Let cool completely.
Mix together the frosting ingredients until smooth. Add milk a tablespoon at a time to desired consistency if the frosting is too thick. Frost cooled cupcakes.
TIP: Any chocolate cake mix will do, but I really like the devil's food. Also, if you are in a pinch you can leave out the pudding mix or sour cream, or both if you have neither. Adding them just makes the cupcakes extra moist and delicious.