Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

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1 box french vanilla cake mix with pudding in mix
1 to 1 1/4 c peanut butter (i like alot)
1 1/4 c water
3 eggs
jar of your favorite jam or preserves
1 can fluffy white icing and or 1 can chocolate whipped frosting
peanut butter
additional jam to heat up and drizzle and/or m&m's to decorate

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Deneece Gursky Recipe
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Miami, FL (pop. 399,457)
Member Since Mar 2011
Deneece's notes for this recipe:
My daughter left for Paris today and I will be on edge until I know she landed safely. So to destress I made some cupckes. She bought a bunch of cake mixes the other day so i grabbed one and started from there. Hunter my seven year old wanted peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, (i made him peanut butter and jelly brownies once and he loved them) so this is what we came up with : ) You can use any kind of preserves or jam, i used grape jam since it is my sons favorite. I myself would prefer them with some blueberry or blackberry preserves. These are great for kids, cause what kid doesnt like PB&J
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Line muffin tins with cupcake papers and preheat oven to 350
Empty cake mix into a large bowl
Add 1 to 1 1/4 c peanut butter to mix.
Mix on medium speed till crumbly
Pour water into this mix
Add the three eggs
Mix batter until smooth
Pour into paper lined muffin pan, filling each only 1/3 full
Add 1 t jam or preserves to top of each
Fill with remaining batter over the jam.
Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
allow cupcakes to cool completely
in a small bowl mix fluffy white icing and peanut butter to taste
put icing into pastry bag or decorating tube and pipe onto each cupcake, warm jam in microwave and using thin tip on pastry bag or a small hole in a plastic baggie pipe the warm jam over the frosting.
I also used chocolate icing and m&m's as per my sons request lol

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user Jan W Neeniejan - Jun 17, 2011
this sounds really good!! I'd like to make these for our family reunion on the 26th...lots of kids there & this is something they can eat w/o having to sit down! Deneece, you come up with the most amazing ideas!!! ☺♥
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Jun 17, 2011
lol jan this one i give credit to my son for the idea. i made him pb&j bars a few weeks ago and so tonight when i was trying to come up with an idea on what to make he said lets do pb&j so i worked it out lol. tomorrow i am going to try something with a spice cake mix if it turns out good like i think it will i will post it then : )
user Jan W Neeniejan - Jun 17, 2011
sounds like a plan! where do you get all your ideas, besides your son??? he should join jap!! lol, I know he's too young..
I look at your 'inventions' and think why couldn't I think of, but I am not all that creative! ☺
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Jun 17, 2011
usually i am just standing around and wanting to make something and i start pulling things out of the cabinets that seem like they might go well together, before this was a flop, i did basically same thing but with marshmellow fluff centers. tasted great but the fluff came bursting out the sides so not so pretty lol. but thats the fun part not being sure if its gonna work or not lol

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