Friday, April 10, 2009

PBJ Cupcakes

Here is the PBJ cupcake recipes I told you about. Meg text me last night and asked me to e-mail it to her today, so I decided I would just type it up on my blog for her to copy and for you all, as well. They really are delicious!


PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY CUPCAKES


BATTER INGREDIENTS:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp.
1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-rising flour
(FYI...if you only have all-purpose flour....add 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt to the flour)
Raspberry or Strawberry jelly (about 1/2 tsp per cupcake)

Preheat oven to 350* F.

Beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugar together in a bowl until pale & fluffy, then beat in one egg at a time. Sift flour into mixture and fold in.

Spoon dollops into lined baking cups and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon, making a slight indention in the center. Drop about 1/2 tsp. jelly in each indent. Top with the remaining cake mixture. Bake in preheated oven for about 18 minutes until risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. completely.

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:
3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons mascarpone (if you don't have mascarpone, use cream cheese softened, add 1 tbsp. heavy cream and stir till creamy)
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted

Combine peanut butter and mascarpone in a bowl, stir in sugar until smooth and creamy. Swirl frosting on top of cupcake.

Makes 12

20 comments:

Julie said...

are you serious... oh my those sound good

Sandy Toes said...

OH..my!!! sounds delicatable...is that a word??? I don't think so!
sandy toe

Susie said...

Yummy!!

heathersister said...

Freaking yummy!! ;)

The Panic Room said...

thank you :) Seriously THANK YOU! I just forwarded this to Cole who has been in a baking frenzy lately and I am pretty excited about it.

Rene said...

Ok...I think you need to deliver some of those to my doorstep right now!! If you don't, I will go into convulsions and die from lack of sugary goodness -- oh, wait, or is that what will happen if you do deliver some to me? Either way...I want some! ;-)

Melody said...

Yum!

Yankee Girl said...

I don't know whether to love you or hate you right now! They sound fansmashingtastic!

Island Girl said...

Betty, your recipes rock!!! I just made your crazy good Banana Bread yesterday, your Cauliflower recipe is on the menu for Easter and here is yet another baked treat to try..I feel a family favorite coming on! Yum!!! Thanks!

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh! The kids I nanny for will LOVE these! They are obsessed with PBJs!

Quoizel said...

I am definetly going to try these tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

Ann On and On... said...

My goodness those sound really good. I just made cupcakes last night...not fun ones like yours. It looks like I have another reason to make more.

Come on over to my blog, I have a super cute Monogram Bag giveaway going on!

Aubrey said...

Ok. My mouth is officially watering now. Yum!

Thanks for sharing!!

mrsbear said...

That sounds so good. I'll have to make these for the kids, my boys are big PB&J fans.

beth said...

Sounds fattening and delicious at the same time.

Becky said...

I just might try this to bring to easter...yikes! I don't know! It is so different!!! But I bet sooo good!

April said...

Mmm, mmm GOOD! I am salivating right now! LOL! Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Noah's Mommy said...

what a fabulous idea....love this....Happy SITS day...

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Yummo!!!

Jennifer said...

I have NEVER heard of such, but they actually sound pretty good, especially for my kids! Thanks for sharing and for my son's birthday wishes!