Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cake Dome Sunday #44: CRAZY Chocolate 'n Peanut Butter Chip Cupcakes

What is so crazy about chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter chips?  They are CRAZY delicious and CRAZY easy to make.  And they are so CRAZY easy to make that if you have young children who like to help you bake, these are made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes that even toddlers can help with.
When I was about 10 years old I started to really enjoy making a mess in  helping my mom in the kitchen.   I used to make a basic chocolate cake so often that when my mom made a family favorites recipe cookbook for me she included this recipe and titled it Jennifer's Crazy Cake.  This is a basic chocolate cake recipe that you dump all of the ingredients in the pan, make three holes in the dry ingredients for the three wet ingredients and then pour water on top.  Next, mix with a fork to get the lumps out and put the pan in the oven and bake.  CRAZY, eh?  It defies all of the pastry chefs and bakers advice on proper ways to make a delicious cake.
So today I used the basic CRAZY CAKE recipe and made cupcakes and added peanut butter chips to the batter, iced them with smooth and creamy whipped vanilla icing and sprinkled more peanut butter chips on top.  CRAZY simple and CRAZY moist and CRAZY delicious!
Below is the recipe for the basic 13" X 9" crazy cake.  But if you'd rather make cupcakes like I did today, just dump all the ingredients in a mixing bowl all at once, mix it all together and bake in cupcake tins. 
Grease and flour a 13" X 9" pan and sift the following ingredients into the prepared pan:
  •  3 cups all-purpose flour
  •  2 cups sugar
  •  1/2 cup baking cocoa
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  2 teaspoons baking soda
Make 3 holes in the dry ingredients pour 3/4 cup vegetable oil in one hole, 2 teaspoons of white vinegar in the second hole and 1 teaspoon vanilla in the third hole.  Now pour 2 cups of cold water over the entire ingredients and mix well with a fork until thoroughly blended.  Now is the time to add 1 cup of Peanut Butter chips to the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.  When making cupcakes, I bake my cupcakes for about 15 - 17 minutes at 350 degrees.
Frost with your favorite icing. 
Recipe will yield approximate 2 dozen cupcakes too, depending on their size.

Until next time,


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  1. Jennifer your cakes are so yummy looking thank you for sharing the recipe your so kind xx

  2. That cake dome sure started something didn't it???!!! Yummy!

  3. Pinned! Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

  4. Oh these look so yummy! I'll be featuring your lovely cupcake recipe @DearCreatives party this week!

  5. It sounds mouth watering good! No mixing bowl hey? Who knew! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


  6. I will be featuring this at this weeks What We Accomplished Wednesday party!


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