Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes


It's a classic combination -  Peanut Butter and Jelly.  It's sweet and salty, nutty and fruity.  As a twist on this back to school treat, these cupcakes from Martha's Stewart's Cupcakes, did not not disappoint.


The cupcake batter was thick, but packed lots of peanut butter flavor.  I omitted the extra chopped nuts because, while I like nuts, I don't like crunchy interrupting my soft, tender sweets.  It's a texture thing I just can't get past - like the occasional jello with celery that would turn up at the church basement potlucks.


I decided that a dollop of Jelly on the top of the frosted cupcake just wasn't enough, so I scooped a well out of the cupcake and filled the peanut butter cupcake with jelly as well.


The piped on peanut butter icing went right on top.

Speaking of icing, I knew from the start that 1/3 of a cup of powdered sugar just wouldn't be enough. While I appreciate a dessert that's not-too-sweet, I didn't want to feel like I was eating peanut butter out of a jar.  A full cup of powdered sugar did the trick.


Strawberry jam glistens on top -


and packs some extra punch in the middle.

All in all, I thought this was a very tasty cupcake packed with Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor.

You can find this delicious recipe right here on Martha's Website.

Thanks to Karen at Karen's Cakes, Cookies and More for this month's Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club Pick!



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12 comments:

  1. I came across your blog on Tidy Mom and I love your post!

    I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to's! { open through Wednesday! }

    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

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  2. Yum! Those look fantastic! I really need to make these some time...

    Found you at Sweet Tooth Friday. :)

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  3. This looks sooo good! Especially for a girl who LOVES peanut butter! Found you through Jane Deere linky :)

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  4. What a great idea to put the jelly inside. I thought these were a little dense and even a bit dry. Putting some jelly inside would have really helped. If I make these again I am totally going to do that. As always, I love your pictures!

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  5. These are beautiful! I love the idea of PB&J cupcakes. So clever. I'll definitely add these to my to-do list. I'd like to invite you to share these on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-22.html

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  6. Great minds think alike! I definitely appreciate that extra jelly in the middle. Moistened up the cake part nicely.

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  7. Hopped on over here from TT&J Link Party. This sounds soooo good! It's like an adult throwback to a childhood favorite, and I can't wait to try these out! :) Thanks for sharing!

    http://mnarbaugh.blogspot.com

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  8. Rachel, your photos are always so beautiful! Also, I hope I never encounter celery in my Jello. :)

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  9. Hi Rachel,
    My friend and I were looking at your cupcakes yesterday and drooling all over them, they look so delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. OMG....drool!!!! I'm going to make these with Cherry Perserves. Have you ever had Smucker's Cherry Jam? TO. DIE. FOR. Especially if you love cherry pie.
    THANKS for bringing the recipe and YOUR added ideas to my attention! :)

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  11. These would be a hit at my house! I love a good filled cupcake.

    Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tooth Friday,

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