For the Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
For the Marshmallow Frosting:
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 1/4 cups Water
- 1/4 cup Canola Oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4 large Egg Whites
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips, Melted, optional
To Make the Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and peanut butter. Beat until well-blended.
Line two regular-sized muffin pans with paper liners.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and the tops of cupcakes spring back when pressed with a finger.
Cool in pans for about 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Using a small spoon or knife, scoop a 1-inch ball out of the center of each cupcake. Discard the scooped cake balls, or repurpose (make cake balls!).
To Make the Frosting:
Combine egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a heat-proof bowl, ideally your mixing bowl.
Place over top of a large saucepan of simmering water, and whisk constantly for about 2 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the egg whites are warm to the touch.
Immediately remove the bowl from heat, and place in your stand mixer. Start beating the egg white mixture slowly at first, but gradually increase speed to high.
Beat for 6-7 minutes, or until glossy and thick.
Add vanilla, and beat until combined.
Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake, first filling the cavity of each, and then topping the rest of the cupcake.
Drizzle the cupcakes with the melted peanut butter chips. EAT!!