Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Heather M. Baker
from Grove City, PA

I love anything that has a peanut butter and jelly as a flavor. These were a huge hit when my husband took them to work one day. Everyone loved them and kids will love them too!!!

serves approx. 24

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 c
    smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/3 c
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 lg
    eggs @ room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 jar
    strawberry or grape jelly (i prefer strawberry)
  • PEANUT BUTTER ICING
  • 3/4 c
    smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • mini nutter butter cookies for a garnish
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Insert 24 cupcake liners into a regular size cupcake pan. Set aside and make cupcake batter next.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl on medium speed,cream together the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy (about 3-5 mins.) Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each. Add vanilla.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix well.
  • 4
    Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 15-18 mins. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. DO NOT OVER BAKE! Remove from oven and cool in the pans.
  • 5
    Once the cupcakes are cooled cut a quarter size or lit smaller hole in the center of the cupcake. Set that "cake cap" to the side. Fill with 1-2 tsp. jelly and replace the cake cap back on top. Decorating with peanut butter frosting and garnish with a small amount of jelly and a mini Nutter Butter cookie.
  • 6
    FROSTING: using a mixer beat together all ingredients except cookies until nice and smooth & fluffy. Pipe frosting onto cupcake and garnish with a small amount of jelly and a mini Nutter Butter cookie.

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