Coca-Cola Cupcake With Salted Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Chocolate cake is nuanced with the flavor of Coca-Cola, and the peanut butter frosting delivers a perfect sweet and salty bite.
Coca-Cola Cupcake with Peanut Better Icing

Coca-Cola Cupcake with Peanut Better Icing

By: Heather Baird
Similar Topics:

Ingredients

1 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Frosting Ingredients
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
sea salt for sprinkling
chocolate sprinkles
ground salted peanuts

Cupcake Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with baking papers.
2. In a small saucepan, heat Coca-Cola, cocoa powder and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Add sugars and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together.
4. In a small bowl, whisk egg until just beaten, then whisk them into the cooled cocoa mixture until combined. Gently stir flour mixture into cocoa mixture.
5. Use a 1/4 cup measure to pour batter into the cupcake papers. Bake cupcakes for 25 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed in the middle.
6. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Note: Diet cola cannot be used as a substitute for regular cola in this recipe.

Frosting Instructions

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter and salt. Mix on low speed until just combined, then switch to high speed.
2. Add heavy cream and beat until mixture is lightened and smooth. Transfer to a piping bag or zip-top bag with the corner snipped. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles, ground peanuts and a sprinkling of sea salt.

Next Up

Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe

Re-create Prince William's groom's cake in your own kitchen. This cake is rich, chocolatey and, best of all, easy to make.

Ale and Pretzel Soft Caramels Recipe

This candy is sweet and salty and has a distinctive ale flavor that Dad will love.

Piña Colada Baked Doughnuts Recipe

The glaze on these doughnuts is infused with pineapple juice for added flavor. Bake the doughnuts instead of frying them to cut down on calories.

Salt-Encrusted Branzino Recipe

Salt-encrusting is the perfect way to keep fish flavorful without drying it out. Try this restaurant trick at home and wow guests by serving it over a slow-cooked, Moroccan-spiced tagine.

Beer Cheese Recipe

This tangy and spicy cheese dip gets its kick from horseradish sauce. Serve it with pretzels or on toasted crostinis as an appetizer.

White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Update this trendy cocktail with unexpected bitters for a treat Dad will love on Father's Day.

Grilled Citrus Herb Branzino Recipe

This dish is summertime on a platter, with citrus herb-infused fish and a vibrantly bright and rustic salad.

Chicken-Stuffed Pitas Recipe

Add a kick to chicken-stuffed pitas with tzatziki sauce for a healthy yet flavorful dish.

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese Sauce Recipe

Serve these pretzels with your favorite beer at your next casual gathering.

Sourdough Stuffing With Parmesan and Leeks

This sourdough stuffing is given a delicious twist with Parmesan and leeks. Serve it as a side or a vegetarian dish at your next occasion.

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.