Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Peanut butter cupcakes stuffed with jelly and frosted with a peanut butter flavored frosting.
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sift or weigh before measuring (9 oz)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Your favorite flavor jelly or preserves
  • Frosting (ingredients below)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18-20 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add peanut butter and both sugars and continue beating until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, then beat in eggs, one by one.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the batter alternately with the milk.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the muffin/cupcake cups and bake on center rack for about 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes appear set.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool, then use a sharp knife to carve out a little hole. Fill it with jelly.
  6. Ice with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. To make the frosting, beat together ½ cup peanut butter with ½ cup butter and 3 oz of softened cream cheese. Gradually stir in 2 cups of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2-3 tablespoons of milk Beat until light and fluffy. Taste to make sure it has enough peanut butter flavor, and if not, stir in some more.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2013/04/peanut-butter-and-jelly-day-cupcakes/