PB & J Cupcakes

 

Your favorite childhood sandwich, made into a CUPCAKE!!!  WHAAAA?!?  That’s right!  Peanut butter and jelly in a cupcake!

These cupcakes are so good!  Light, fluffy, peanut buttery cupcake topped with a rich creamy jelly frosting!

I made these and within the week they were completely gone!  All three of my boys (hubby included) loved these!  Peanut butter and jelly is a HUGE staple in our house!  It was a huge staple when I was growing up too! Peanut butter and jelly was our choice of lunch every day!  EVERY DAY!

These are super easy to make and they are bites of heaven!  These bad boys will bring the little kid out of everyone!

 

Ingredients for the Cupcake:

1 and 2/3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 stick of butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup milk

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

 

Ingredients for the Icing:

1 stick of butter, softened

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp heavy cream

1/2 cup grape jelly, room temp

 

Directions for Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350° and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Melt butter in a large bowl, then whisk in sugar.

Stir in egg, sour cream, milk and vanilla.

Them, gradually stir in flour mixture.

Gently fold in the peanut butter, until fully incorporated.

Fill each cupcake 2/3 way up.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool in the pan for about 2 minutes, then move to wore rack.

Frost when completely cool.

 

Directions for the Icing:

Cream butter and gently add powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes or until frosting is light and fluffy.

Slowly beat in vanilla.

Gently, beat in grape jelly (I used low speed) beat until jelly is fully incorporated and icing is fluffy. (Don’t over beat it can cause the butter to become curled and separated, also if you use cold jelly it can also cause the same effect, so be sure to use room temperature jelly.)