Monday, January 17, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Tomorrow a friend of Carter's is coming to visit, and she just turned five!  I wanted to make a kid friendly treat to celebrate, and what is more kid friendly than peanut butter and jelly?
These cupcakes are RICH--taste testing it tonight, we each could only eat about half of a cupcake.  You need to have plenty of milk on hand and a friend nearby to share your cupcake.

First I made the frosting base and filling.  Mix creamy peanut butter with a little bit of jet puffed.  A spoonful (or two or three) of sugar helps desserterize it too.

Here is the filling--peanut buttery yumminess!

I used Devil's Food mix, as chocolate and peanut butter go so well together--Reese's Peanut Butter Cup--need I say more?

A bag of peanut butter chips was added to the chocolate cake mix.

A delicious combination!

Here is the fun part--put a small spoonful of batter in the bottom, add a small spoonful of peanut butter filling and a very small dollop of jam (I used Raspberry).  Then top the whole combo with another spoonful of batter (not shown).  Cook according to package directions.

Here is the jelly I used.  I loved raspberries with chocolate!

Take your leftover peanut butter filling mix and dump whipped chocolate frosting into it.  Fold them together until mixed.  Now you have your frosting done.

I drizzled melted chocolate over the top of the frosting and put a small drop of raspberry jam on the very top.

Peanut Butter and Jelly (and chocolate) cupcakes

As I said, they are RICH.  Share with a friend and enjoy!

I linked this post to:

Beauty and Bedlam
Cupcake Tuesday at

Show and Tell Green


  1. Oh my word, those cupcakes look delectable and very rich. I think maybe we should just let kids have the regular PB&J sandwiches and save these cupcakes for the grown-ups.

  2. Peanut butter and chocolate... and could you go wrong?

  3. I have had PB&J Cupcakes on my list, forever, I really need to make some! Yours look so yummy!
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  4. These look so delicious!! All of my favorite flavors. Bookmarking this one to try soon!

  5. These look delicious and so moist! Gotta try them!

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