The frosting on these is A-Mazing!
This is my combination of a cake recipe and a frosting recipe I found on www.tastykitchen.com
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
- FOR THE CUPCAKES:
- 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
- ¾ Tablespoons Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1-½ stick Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
- 1-⅓ cup White Granulated Sugar
- 3 whole Large Eggs
- ⅔ cups Peanut Butter, Creamy Or Chunky, Reduced Fat Or Regular
- ½ cups Sour Cream
- ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 jar seedless raspberry jam
- FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:
- ½ cups Butter, Softened
- ⅔ cups Peanut Butter
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar (you May Need 1 More Cup)
- 1 Tablespoon Of Milk (have 1-2 More On Hand)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
Whisk dry cupcake ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
Reduce speed to low. Mix the remaining wet ingredients in a bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with wet ingredients and ending with dry. Scrape sides of bowl and mix until fully combined. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
Bake cupcakes until testers inserted into centers come out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks. (Cupcakes will keep, covered, for up to 3 days, unless otherwise noted.)
When cupcakes are cooled, frost with raspberry jam, let set while you make the frosting.
For the frosting:
Cream butter and peanut butter together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar with mixer on low speed and gradually add milk and vanilla extract. Add a pinch of salt and mix until frosting is smooth. If too thick, add more milk; if too thin, add more sugar.
Put the frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a tip. Poke a hole in the cupcake with the pastry tip and fill the cupcake. Then frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.
I topped mine with little miniature pb&j sandwiches, they look super cute! I found the mini toast at Costplus World Market.