Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I admit it. I have a secret fantasy (albeit not so secret anymore) that Ina and Jeffrey Garten invite me for a summer vacation to their beautiful home in East Hampton. Naturally, Ina is so impressed with me, she hires me as an overpaid assistant. We cook and bake all day and afterwards Ina prepares one of her famous cocktails for us and we enjoy them outside in the sweet Long Island salty summer air. (I’m not so sure what happens to the husband and the two kids in this dream of mine—whatevs.)

Today is a rainy day and because I have so much stuff to do (laundry, bills, some work for clients who don’t know it’s the weekend) I decided to make cupcakes instead. I must admit, I’m not sure why I was drawn to this recipe. I’m not a peanut butter fanatic. But they are flippin amazing. Worth the trouble. Enjoy.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chocolate-cupcakes-and-peanut-butter-icing-recipe/index.html