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Cola Cupcakes With Peanut Frosting

Chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes with the caramel taste of cola topped with creamy icing sprinkled with crushed peanuts, chocolate vermicelli, and sea salt.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

Cake Batter

  • 220 ml Cola
  • 65 g Cocoa Powder
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter
  • 140 g Granulated Sugar
  • 75 g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Double Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Frosting

  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 80 g Unsalted Butter
  • 25 ml Whole Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Vermicelli
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Salted Peanuts

Instructions
 

Cake Batter

  • Place all of the cake batter ingredients into a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Cook at 170 degrees for around 10 minutes until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Frosting

  • Whisk butter and peanut butter until fluffy
  • Add icing sugar, cream, and salt and whisk until all is combined.
  • If it seems a little thick you can add a few drops to cold water.
  • Pipe the frosting on to the cooled cakes and sprinkle with sea salt, crushed peanuts, and chocolate vermicelli.