Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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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 SkinnyMs. 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.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yields: 12 servings | Serving size: 1 cupcake | Calories: 289 | Total Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 210mg | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12


    Chocolate Cupcakes
    Dry Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    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)
    For the peanut butter frosting
  • 2/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any type of milk)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

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