peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
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By Deneece Gursky
from Miami, FL

My daughter left for Paris today and I will be on edge until I know she landed safely. So to de-stress 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?

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7 Reviews
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

  • 1 box
    French vanilla cake mix with pudding in mix
  • 1 - 1 1/4 c
    peanut butter (I like a lot)
  • 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

How To Make peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

  • 1
    Line muffin tins with cupcake papers and preheat oven to 350.
  • 2
    Empty cake mix into a large bowl.
  • 3
    Add 1 to 1 1/4 c peanut butter to mix.
  • 4
    Mix on medium speed till crumbly.
  • 5
    Pour water into this mix.
  • 6
    Add the three eggs.
  • 7
    Mix batter until smooth.
  • 8
    Pour into paper lined muffin pan, filling each only 1/3 full.
  • 9
    Add 1 tsp jam or preserves to top of each.
  • 10
    Fill with remaining batter over the jam.
  • 11
    Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 12
    Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  • 13
    In a small bowl mix fluffy white icing and peanut butter to taste.
  • 14
    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.
  • 15
    I also used chocolate icing and M&M's as per my son's request, lol.
  • 16
    ENJOY!
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