Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

4 from 1 vote

Two of your favorite ingredients in one yummy treat!

There’s nothing more joyous than a decadent, clean cupcake! Our Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting are pumped with layer upon layer of rich flavor. To craft the greatest cupcakes you’ve ever tasted, we’ve married a stunning array of combative flavors. Opposites attract, after all, and Skinny Ms. is never boring!

Sweet cocoa and bitter coffee give the batter its unique depth. We’ve gone the extra mile and tied their strong personalities together with a hint of vanilla and salt. The sweet, earthy maple in the batter and frosting complements the peanut butter beautifully.

Every ingredient in these chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes is clean and guilt-free. Whip up a batch for your next party! You’ll amaze kids and adults alike when you reveal the healthy secret behind these poppable treats.

4 from 1 vote

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Kids and adults will love these delicious and clean eating cupcakes. Yum!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 cupcake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


Cupcakes (Dry Ingredients)

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Cupcakes (Wet Ingredients)

  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup coffee or café americano (decaf will work too)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil not extra virgin

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter natural
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk any type


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined. There will be some lumps.
  • Fill each of the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full. Bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick or tip of a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Mix together all of the frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Spread frosting on cupcakes with a butter knife, raising the knife every now and then to create texture (as shown in the photo). Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Kid-Friendly

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1 Comment

  1. We made a half batch tonight with wheat flour, I didn’t have white wheat. We will use white wheat next time to see the actual flavor of the recipe. We thought the topping was too maple syrupy so we will use less syrup. Overall we think it’s a great recipe!4 stars

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