Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes – delicious vanilla cupcakes filled with jelly and topped with peanut butter. The perfect dessert for any occasion
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Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes
Oh baby, life cannot get sweeter after a bite of these Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes. Homemade moist vanilla cupcakes filled with sweet jelly and topped with a peanut buttercream. How does that sound?
Cupcakes are my go-to dessert for holidays and celebrations because they are a hit with kids and adults alike. You can decorate the tops with chopped peanuts, sprinkles, or even more jelly.
You may be wondering why these Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes are looking so patriotic. Is it because of July 4th? The answer is yes and no. The are dressed up and ready to cheer Team USA in the upcoming Rio Olympics. Woohoo! Go Team!
There’s nothing more American than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Some may argue hamburger and fries are even more patriotic but we all know that those were created in Germany and Belgium respectively.
From school lunches to family picnics to team practices, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have played an important role in the lives and powering the training of many Team USA athletes. So my cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate my favorite team.
And of course, I used delicious Smucker’s Jelly and Jif Peanut Butter to make my tasty dessert. These products are found in many American households and have proven to be enjoyed by generations.
So if you’re watching the Olympics and invite some friends over and serve these awesome Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes for dessert. It will definitely be a hit! The cupcake itself is the “bread” and the PB&J flavor is enjoyed in every bite.
I hope you can try these delicious Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- For Cupcakes:
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
- Teaspoon ½ of Salt
- 1 Stick of Butter at room temperature
- Cup ½ + 2 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1 Cup of Buttermilk
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- Smucker's Jelly any flavor you may like
- Peanut Butter Buttercream
- 1 cup of Butter softened, 2 sticks
- 1 cup of Jif Peanut Butter the smooth kind
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups Confectioners’ Sugar sifted
- 4 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream maybe more if needed
For Vanilla Cupcakes
Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
Line a 12 muffin tin with muffin liners
In a bowl place the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix
In another bowl, place the butter and sugar. Mix with a mixer on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes
Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition
Now alternate by adding the buttermilk and flour mixture in 2-3 additions starting and ending with the flour. Mix well
Finally, add the vanilla extract
Divide de batter between the muffin tins filling them ¾ of the way
Bake for 16-19 minutes or until springy to the touch
Remove from heat and let the cupcakes cool on a cooling rack
For Peanut Butter Buttercream
In a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter for 2-3 until soft
Carefully add the powdered sugar in 3-4 batches
Add the vanilla and mix
Finally, add the heavy cream and mix. If the buttercream appears too stiff, add some more cream
Make a small hole in the center of each cupcake using a piping tip or even a small skewer
Using a piping bag or a marinade injector, fill the center of each cupcake with Smucker's jelly
Top each cupcake with the peanut buttercream
Decorate with sprinkles, flags, chopped peanuts, or even more jelly
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