It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

21 Feb

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There’s something so nostalgic about a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. It was my favorite packed lunch growing up and was ecstatic when my mom packed one as my lunch growing up. Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes are a nice trip back into your childhood days … in cupcake form.

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For someone who is an absolute cupcake lover, it’s been quite a while since I made cupcakes “just because”.  Until yesterday, I couldn’t remember the last time I baked cupcakes that weren’t for a particular event (birthday, bake sale, holiday, etc) and knew time was well over due.

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Ingredients — Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted, roasted peanuts

Directions

  • Preheat to 375 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with liners
  • In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and 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.
  • Bake for about 19-22 minutes or until golden.SONY DSC

Ingredients — Frosting

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  •  1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 table spoons milk, or as needed
  •  2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer
  • Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable
  • Add vanilla
  • Beat for at least 3 minutes, or until fluffy
  • Spread onto cooled cupcakes
  • Decorate with a dollop of jelly and crushed peanuts

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The flavors that mimic and recreate my childhood and current cupcake baking love are paired together to construct a treat that brings us all back to the days of our youth.

xo, ff

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3 Responses to “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!”

  1. The Foodie Affair February 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    Yum! Yes, to the PB&J in a cupcake!!

  2. soanthro February 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    These.sounds.AMAZING. I’m weirdly not the biggest fan of peanut butter + jelly sandwiches, but any desserts peanut butter + jelly flavored? I’m so there. Recently had the BEST pbj parfait!

  3. Classy Frat Life February 21, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Those look AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!!!

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