It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Posted by Lindsey On 4:08 PM


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I have been wanting to make these cupcakes for awhile now. Ben has a gaming meeting tomorrow with some friends so I figured I would make these for him to take for his friends. They were easy to make and the frosting is seriously to die for. Next time I would cook them a little less than what the directions said. My cakes turned just a little bit dry. These clever cupcakes would be great for kids!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes



Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Frosting, recipe follows
Strawberry jam, for topping

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

With an electric mixer on medium high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, Mix in peanut butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Mix in sour cream and peanuts.

Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake until golden and a cake tester inserted comes out clean, about 22 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored up to 3 days at room temperature in airtight containers.

To finish, use an offset spatula to spread frosting over each cupcake, leaving a small well in the middle. Dollop about 1 teaspoon jelly into each well. Frosted cupcakes can be refrigerated up to 1 day in airtight containers; bring to room temperature before serving.


Peanut Butter Frosting


Ingredients

6 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions
Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar with a mixer on medium speed. Add salt, then peanut butter, then vanilla. Whisk cream until soft peaks form, and then fold into peanut butter mixture. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. (Bring to room temperature, and beat on low speed until smooth before using.)



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4 Response to "It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!"

  1. Rachel Said,

    Yummy! My kids would love these. Happy SITS Saturday sharefest!

     

  2. WOW! These look so delicious! Family Guy is one of my favorite shows every, so I totally appreciate the Peanut Butter Jelly Time video lol.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  3. Healthy Mom Said,

    These look good. My kids love peanut butter. Happy SITS SUNDAY!!!!

     

  4. Anonymous Said,

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