Thursday, February 17, 2011


Im pretty obsessed with a lot of things, including peanut butter and jelly anything. So why not make a peanut butter and jelly cupcake? I'm also kinda obsessed with filled cupcakes at the moment. If you love pb&j sandwiches, then these guys are for you. Kids love these too! Here's what you need for the peanut butter cupcake
Yellow cake mix, water, oil, vanilla, eggs, and of course peanut butter. Put all ingredients in your mixer and mix up until well combined, like this..
Pretty easy. Scoop batter into a lined muffin pan
Pop them in the oven until they puff up nice and pretty
Once the cupcakes are cooled, cut out the center, scoop the jelly of your choice in the hole, and place the top back on, covering the jelly. By now, I think you might have the routine down
Now prepare the frosting! More peanut butter. You'll need butter, peanut butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk
Beat together butter, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth
Add powdered sugar. It will thicken up, so you'll need to add the milk
Whip that up until fluffly and creamy
Yes.. this is what I call peanut butter heaven. Now pipe the frosting on the cupcakes! Just for decoration I heated up a little bit of jelly in the microwave and drizzled on top of the cupcakes. Then added some pb chips
Here's what the middle looks like
pretty cool, huh? If you are not a jelly fan, no worries. Just leave it out and do all peanut butter. I made a couple of these for my mom
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
(adapted from cake doctor)

18.25 ounces plain yellow cake mix (1 package)
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine all ingredients in your mixer. Mix on low until combined. Stop the mixer, scrap down the sides of the bowl and mix on medium until the lumps are gone, but do not overmix. Scoop into a cupcake lined muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool in pan for 2 minutes, then take out of the pan cool completely on a wire rack/foil/wax paper. Prepare the frosting while cupcakes are cooling.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1 stick butter, soft
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

6-8 Tbs. milk

In a large bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar. Then slowly add the milk until the desired consistency is reached. Cut a hole in the cupcakes and fill with your choice of jelly. Put the top back on, covering the jelly. Pipe on the peanut butter frosting. Decorate and serve!

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