peanut butter jelly cupcakes II


A promise is a promise and cupcakes were the promise. I had promised my friend Caroline I would bake her any cupcake her heart desired. Apparently she has been craving my peanut butter and jelly cupcakes since my first attempt for a housewarming party. These are adapted from my original pb&j cupcakes. Unfortunately, I didn't have anymore confectioner's sugar at home, so I had to adapt a frosting recipe without it into a peanut butter frosting. The recipe didn't turn out as well as I anticipated. It was very lumpy from the flour and milk mixture, so I had to press the frosting through a strainer to get all the lumps out. But despite all the work, I had a yummy frosting! 

peanut butter and jelly cupcakes 
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 3 cups cake flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup jelly peanut butter frosting 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together, beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together. Combine dry ingredients in four parts into butter mixture, alternating with the milk and vanilla, beating well after each addition.
  4. Divide batter into liners, 2/3 full. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  5. Cool completely. Using a pastry bag and small tip, squeeze jelly into the center of each cupcake. Then decorate with peanut butter frosting using a pastry bag.
peanut butter frosting  
  • 1 cup butter or margarine 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 6 heaping tablespoons flour 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter  
  1. Cook milk and flour until very thick (so thick you can't stir), then COOL.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until very creamy. Add milk and flour mixture and vanilla. Beat until thick and creamy (about 4 or 5 minutes).


  1. The cakes look good. I haven't had much time to bake myself, although I have a nice springform pan. . .

  2. i love your pbj cupcakes ^_^
    (and u have such pretty plates :P)
    oh and i went to ur friend's blog too so yummy! and pretty plates too! :D

  3. honestly mel? i've said it 100 times but THANNNNNNK YOUUUUUUU.
    and not just me, but the people I've shared them with have had 2 or 3 so much that i've had to insist that the last two are mineminemine!
    you are the best, i love you and thanks again for this awesome present!

  4. ps im sorry but i just read your whole entry and i must say "poppycock!" The recipe was delicious and the cupcakes turned out great.


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