My little boy turned 1 1/2 last week. I never really understood how fast time goes by until I had kids. Every day is something new and something to celebrate. In order to celebrate his half birthday, I decided to make a special batch of cupcakes.
I wanted to make something that was easy and something that he would like. I found this recipe on the Betty Crocker website. It starts with a boxed cake mix and has a few of his favorite ingredients: peanut butter, Teddy Grahams and chocolate!
These cupcakes turned out great. They are moist and the peanut butter isn't too overpowering. Plus the Teddy Grahams on top add a little something special. My son loved them just as much as I did, he ate his whole cupcake, although a little bit of the frosting ended up on his face.
Teddy bear cupcakes (recipe adapted from Betty Crocker)
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 container chocolate frosting
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
48 teddy bear-shaped graham snacks
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, peanut butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 15 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Spread frosting over tops of cupcakes. Sprinkle each cupcake with 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips; press gently into frosting. Top with Teddy Grahams.
Store loosely covered.