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Use this delicious recipe as a base for Peanut-Butter and Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes.

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003
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  • MS11541628
    4 MAY, 2019
    After making these for the umpteenth time, I'm beginning to wonder why if those who didn't like it even followed the recipe? They are moist, not overly sweet and have a perfect amount of vanilla flavor. I always cream the butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes before adding the egg, and then make sure each egg is well incorporated before adding the next. This ensures a light and fluffy batter. I love these cupcakes, my family does too!
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  • janealexan7576639
    2 JAN, 2019
    I do not understand why these have bad reviews. I made them with my husband and 4 year old and they were a huge hit! I guess if you are expecting Betty Crocker results, they might seem a little denser once refrigerated, but I don't want all the extra fake ingredients from a box mix. We also appreciated that they aren't overly sweet. That can come from the frosting! We definitely will be making these again for us, birthday parties, etc.
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    • janealexan7576639
      2 JAN, 2019
      *also appreciated that they don't have oil. Much prefer to bake with butter.
  • Mosomo90
    3 DEC, 2013
    Absolutely terrible! What a waist of time and a half a dozen eggs and 2 sticks of butter. These cupcakes are awful, be smart and follow the reviews so you don't make the same mistake i did in wasting an hour of my life on baking cupcakes that will go straight into the trash! Yuck!
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  • denad420
    26 SEP, 2013
    I wish that I had read the reviews prior to making these. They turned out to be the absolute cupcakes I have ever made. Even though the consistency was horrible, I thought maybe the frosting would help mask the bland flavor of them. I was wrong. They are just bad all around, and I want the 45 minutes I wasted making them back.
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  • graymatter55
    18 APR, 2013
    Well I would imagine that anything that Martha would compile in terms of recipe's would be amazing. not so. The vanilla cupcake was more of a cornbread consistency tasty but too dense for a cupcake. Help I need a cupcake recipe that I could use with a handheld mixer.
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  • mkm5577
    29 MAR, 2012
    I was looking for a simple cupcake recipe to use up some leftover strawberry buttercream frosting. I had everything on hand so I thought I would give this recipe a try, I followed the directions exactly. They turned out just awful! These came out the consistency of cornbread and tasted even blander. Even my husband, who absolutely loves everything I make, said that they were 'not my best effort'. Avoid this recipe to save yourself a lot of frustration, it is not worth your time.
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  • samanthacervantes
    27 JAN, 2012
    great recipe!!!!
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  • Purpletiger
    17 SEP, 2008
    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.
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  • Purpletiger
    17 SEP, 2008
    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.
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  • Purpletiger
    17 SEP, 2008
    This is a good recipe very nice and sturdy cupcakes that tasted delicious with sprinkles strawberry icing. Will use again.
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