Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

6 Apr

Some of you who read this blog know that I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch almost every day. Like 5 or 6 days a week. ๐Ÿ™‚ I figure that one day I’ll probably grow out of them. But who knows. I’ve just always loved them. So for some of you it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I made peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. ๐Ÿ˜€
Unusual, yes.

A little weird with the first bite, yes.

Totally yummy, YES.

I actually pieced together two difference recipes to make these. Partly because I liked different things about the 2 recipes, and partly because I wanted to use ingredients that I already had. I used a Foodย  Network recipe for the frosting. Then I used a recipe from “The Girl Who Ate Everything” for the cake batter.

The cupcakes taste a LOT like peanut butter cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚ So even if you aren’t keen on the PB and J cupcakes, you could make the cupcakes and ice them with chocolate frosting. The recipe said you can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. I used crunchy and I LOVE how the texture turned out.

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My friend Natalie helped me make these, and after they cooled she cut out pieces of them so that they could be filled with jelly. I usually eat grape jelly on my sandwiches, but I thought strawberry would go better with the cupcakes.

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The frosting was just as good as the cupcakes. It has peanut butter and cream cheese in it. A GOOD combo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used creamy peanut butter for the icing, because I didn’t want it to have the crunchy texture for it like I did the cake.

Then we added a little more jelly to the top of the cupcake. I didn’t realize when I took this picture how horrible the lighting was. But I wanted to pipe a heart on one of them to show my true feelings for these cupcakes.

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Random Thought of the Day: Happy Easter everyone!

Up Next: Nothing for a little while. Thisย baby girl is due a week from tomorrow!ย  Planning on not posting anything new to the blog, because I’m sure I won’t have any time for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ For the best of reasons. ๐Ÿ™‚

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One Response to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes”

  1. Jessica April 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Very interesting. I would try these a lot quicker than the bacon cupcakes though ; )

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