Monday, April 7, 2014

Published Monday, April 07, 2014 by with 1 comment

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

I have been thinking about making these cupcakes for probably a year. I finally decided to quit dreaming about them and make them a reality.

  • 1 box yellow cake mix and ingredients to prepare
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cup of jelly of your choice
Mix cake mix according to the directions on the back of the box. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling two-thirds full. Bake 19-23 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on wire racks until completely cool.

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a small decorator tip with your favorite jelly, I used apricot. Insert tip into the top of the cupcake and squeeze the pastry bag gently to fill the center of the cupcake. Stop squeezing when your feel resistance or jelly comes out of the top of the cupcake. Repeat with each cupcake, refilling the pastry bag as needed.

For the frosting, beat peanut butter and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer as medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla, beat at low speed until crumbly. Slowly add the milk, beating at a low speed until creamy. Pipe or spread peanut butter frosting over cupcakes.

Talk about yum! I recommend enjoying one of these bad boys with a tall glass of milk. 


1 comment:

  1. I have been craving a pb&j sandwich for days. This looks amazing!