Monday, June 23, 2008

Peanut Butter and Jelly Filled Cupcakes

WOW - It's hard to believe that we're on another Peanut Butter Exhibition. The Peanut Butter Boy and Foodaphillia have put out the call to all peanut butter junkies to join in once again for the Peanut Butter Exhibition #3 that brings us together around cupcakes and/or cake. Since it's already a well known fact that peanut butter is one of my favourite food groups, how could I not be part of these festivities. I know I saw this recipe somewhere and hand wrote it, but for the life of me, I can't remember where. All I know is that it's a total "kid" pleaser.


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp butter, softenedd
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk

Yield: Makes about 24 standard cupcakes


1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Line standard muffin pan with baking cups
3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and peanut butter with electric mixer until smooth.
5. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well
6. Altlernately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, mix well
7. Spoon into baking cups
8. Bake 22-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
9. Cool cupcakes in pan on cooking rck for 5-6 minutes
10. Remove cupcakes from pan, cool completely

Jelly Filling

I used 1/2 jar of seedless raspberry jam and piped in with infusor tip

Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing


1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar

Note: If the icing is too stiff, just add 1 Tbsp of milk at a time until desired consistency is reach.

Psychgrad's comment: This video was not my idea. I apologize.

Giz's comment: Clearly we have an issue about who the mother is and who the daughter is here. Psychgrad doesn't share the same whacky sense of humour as her mother. Can you just see her rolling her eyes? StumbleUpon


Ricki said...

YUM. PB in all its guises is good. . .but frosting?? Amazing.

Oh, and funny video (sorry, Psychgrad).

comebacknikki said...

I'm officially jealous... yum!!!

noble pig said...

These sound like a perfect dinner for me.

Peter M said...

This cupcakes look pretty "fancy-shmancy" for PB &J as the main ingredients.

I adore the cupcakes, abhor the rapping banana!

giz said...

Peter - Psychgrad 1 - Giz 0

OhioMom said...

Cute video :) Synchronicity ... I was planning on baking a jam cake tomorrow, now I know what frosting to use.

Cakelaw said...

Yum - these look fantastic!

Katie said...

Oh YUM!! What a GREAT idea! these look so good!

Bellini Valli said...

P & J cupcakes now there is a classic flavour. Throw in some banana too...with a baseball bat.....

Nick said...

Awesome! Hey, didn't I tell you? I'm now requiring everybody to mail me a batch of cupcakes for judging =).

Man, I remember that video from many years ago. It was (and still is) so odd and random, I think it was one of the original starts to what I call "internet humor", although the Hamster Dance may have been first.

giz said...

Nick - your shipment is in the mail.

Deborah said...

I'm sure these are a total "big kid" pleaser as well!!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Oh my goodness, cupcake heaven.

Krysta said...

You have to have the video of peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat. I sing it all the time with my sous chefs!

That Girl said...

So I make my "things I'm going to make this week" list on Sundays. Well I must be in tune with the collective unconscious since I swear I keep seeing other people make things with my same ideas. Breakfast this weekend includes peanut butter and jelly muffins...not a far cry from your cupcakes!

giz said...

Ricki - PB must have a PB Anonymous group somewhere
Nikki - very intense - you can "come back to my house and take them out of the freezer"
Cathy - I do so like the way you think
Peter - did I irritate you...awwwwww
Ohio Mom, That Girl - we'll start a singing group called Synchronicity and do the the name of peanut butter routine
Cakelaw - take a swim over - see you in a month
Katie - your mission, if you chose to accept it ....
Val - you're right on the money
Deb - you're right - big kids, little kids, all kids
Krysta - you crack me up - maybe you could sing it for Peter...hahahaha
Goddess - truly heaven

Grace said...

yep, now that song is stuck in my head, and i didn't even play the video. all it takes is seeing the words "peanut butter and jelly" and it comes to mind. :) great cupcakes!

Kevin said...

Those look great! Peanut butter muffins stuffed with jam is a favorite of mine.

Heather said...

Do you remember when we were kids and those silver ball cake decorating candies were decided to be dangerous to your health? That was a real load of sh**, yeah?

PB&J and cupcakes makes me happy.

GirlCanBake said...

Peanut butter and jelly - I could eat it for days and days straight. I love the look of these cupcakes! And the silver balls are just darling!

strawberriesinparis said...

that frosting looks superb!

Elle said...

MMMMM! I think I could eat that frosting right out of the bowl!

Dee said...

E said...

Giz -

Congrats on your placement in the top 3/4 for PBE#3, I really look forward to every entry you submit!