Peanut Butter PupCakes for Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and here at Drool of Happiness, we have to spoil our favorite person (yes, person) who gives us unconditional love even if we haven't showered in 3 days; Daisy and Pixie. I was browsing Pinterest and found this super cute Peanut Butter Pupcakes recipe by Urban Bakes. Recipe is adapted by the super talented Connie of who obviously is a much better froster than I am. It's now my new goal to be a better froster this year.

Ingredients for a peanut butter pupcake for Valentine's Day

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields 9 pupcakes

Ingredients: Pupcakes

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting

  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate juice

Instructions

Pupcakes

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line each standard size cupcake well with a cupcake liner; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low - medium speed, beat peanut butter, oil, bananas, honey and eggs until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.
    3. Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scoop batter into each lined cupcake well about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
    4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow pupcakes to cool to room temperature before frosting.
    5. Resist urge of taste testing pupcake. Nope, don't resist. Go for it. 

Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese, almond milk, and pomegranate juice until just combined.
  2. Spread frosting over each cupcake.

We added the pomegranate juice to make the frosting slightly pink for Valentine's Day. Sheena and I taste tested to make sure it was worthy for our dogs and it sure was. We only had a full pupcake to ourselves.

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with DIY dog breed tea towel

The final pupcake on our chihuahua Valentine's Day tea towel which you can find more details about here.

Drooly kisses,

Marie, Sheena, Daisy & Pixie