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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