Chocolate and Peanut Butter. What flavor combination could be more All-American than those two? Little did I know that it's popularity extended beyond the borders of the red, white and blue.
Case in point: Before heading to a work conference in Basel this past summer I had asked my co-workers if they wanted anything from the US. How surprised was I when they requested Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? Really....Reese's? Ironic since they live in a country that produces some of the best chocolate in the world.
So I dedicate these Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes to my friends and colleagues in the CH. The cupcakes are super easy to make (no mixer required) and the addition of sour cream in the batter makes the crumb really tender. For an extra treat I put a miniature Reese's peanut butter cup in the center before baking. As for the frosting, I could have gone the cynical route and made Swiss meringue, but instead I opted for fuss free American style buttercream.