My daughter left for Paris today and I will be on edge until I know she landed safely. So to destress I made some cupcakes. She bought a bunch of cake mixes the other day so I grabbed one and started from there. Hunter my 7-year-old wanted peanut butter & 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 son's favorite. I myself would prefer them with some blueberry or blackberry preserves. These are great for kids, cause what kid doesn't like PB&J?
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Now this is a way to combine two great flavors. Who doesn't love cupcakes and peanut butter and jelly? Combine the two in cupcake form and you have one delicious dessert! Kids - big and small - are going to love these.
French vanilla cake mix with pudding in mix
1 - 1 1/4
peanut butter (I like a lot)
jar of your favorite jam or preserves
fluffy white icing and or 1 can chocolate whipped frosting
additional jam to heat up and drizzle and/or m&m's to decorate
1Line muffin tins with cupcake papers and preheat oven to 350.
2Empty cake mix into a large bowl.
3Add 1 to 1 1/4 c peanut butter to mix.
4Mix on medium speed till crumbly.
5Pour water into this mix.
6Add the three eggs.
7Mix batter until smooth.
8Pour into paper lined muffin pan, filling each only 1/3 full.
9Add 1 t jam or preserves to top of each.
10Fill with remaining batter over the jam.
11Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
12Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
13In a small bowl mix fluffy white icing and peanut butter to taste.
14Put 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.
15I also used chocolate icing and m&m's as per my sons request, lol.