Tuesday, December 22, 2009

PB&J Anyone?

So with Winter here it's hard or even motivating to get out of the house when i get home from work. Plus it's so cold outside what is the point of leaving a nice warm house. I decided after my 2.5 year old went to bed i'd make cupcakes. These are vanilla cupcakes filled with strawberry jam topped with peanut butter icing and a little bit of chocolate syrup as a drizzle.



Recipe makes 22 cupcakes but mine made 23.
1 package of yellow cake mix (prepare cake as per directions on box)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk

2 cups strawberry jelly
Preheat oven to 350F. Line standard muffin tins with paper baking cups.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
bake 19-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes in pans on wire racks 10 mins.
Remove to racks, cool completely

Beat peanut butter and butter in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth.
Add sugar and vanilla; beat at low speed 1 minute or until crumbly.
Slowly add milk, beating at low speed until creamy.

Fill pastry bag fitted with small decorator tip with jelly.
Insert tip into top of cupcake; squeeze bag gently to fill center of cupcake with jelly. (stop squeezing when you feel resistance or jelly comes out of top of cupcake.
*I actually put the jelly in the cupcakes before it actually baked.

Pipe or spread peanut butter frosting over cupcakes

Voila you are done and you've got amazing cupcakes that taste like a peanut butter and jam sandwich.

*Recipe is from 2009 Publications International, ltd.


  1. They look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. oh my! I m drooling ! look nice and delicious!
    Happy Christmas !

  3. Yummy, I have searched for a good PB frosting recipe so I was so excited to see this! Thanks for sharing, they look marvelous! :)

  4. I may even use this icing on an actual cake! It was so easy to make and smooth as well. It doesn't help it tastes so good!