Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Deneece Gursky


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?

★★★★★ 7 votes

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.


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
jar of your favorite jam or preserves
1 can(s)
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


  • 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.
  • 16ENJOY!

Printable Recipe Card

About Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Cupcake