Monday, July 6, 2009
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Okay, okay, I know I have now posted multiple PBJ flavored desserts on here, but they really never get old. As I have said before, I LOVE peanut butter. It is probably my favorite food. I eat it at least once a day. This is just one more form in which for me to get my daily serving :-) These cupcakes got rave reviews from everyone who tried them, and they were easy to make, so next time you need a creative dessert that will really impress, I suggest you go with this one. It is different, and people are usually surprised (pleasantly) when you tell them what the flavor is.
Recipe Originally from Martha Stewart Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
1 3/4 C All Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1.5 Sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
1 1/3 C Sugar
2/3 C Creamy Peanut Butter (can use natural if desired)
3 Lrg Eggs at room temp.
1/2 C Sour Cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with paper liners.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low and add peanut butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture.
Mix in sour cream.
Pour batter into lined baking tins and bake about 22 minutes, until clean knife, or other testing device, comes out clean.
Peanut Butter Frosting
(Don't be scared to make your own frosting. It is quick and easy, and way better than the stuff you buy at the store that has a shelf life of 55 years)
6 Oz Cream Cheese, at room temp.
1/3 C Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 t Salt
1 C Creamy Peanut Butter (do NOT use natural peanut butter for the frosting, it will not taste the same, and the consistency will be all wrong)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Heavy Cream
1/2 C Jam or Jelly
Beat cream cheese and confectioner's sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add salt and peanut butter, and combine. Beat in vanilla.
In a clean, and seperate bowl, whip heavy cream, using wire whisk attatchment, until medium-stiff peaks form. Fold into peanut butter mixure.
Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes, and top with a teaspoon-full of Jelly. I used Strawberry, you can use wantever flavor you like best.
Posted by Shawna at 7:07 PM