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Peanut butter & jelly cupcakes!

Ahh, do you know how amazing it is to bake twice a week again? Feels like I'm living again! So let me tell you about those cupcakes.
So friday - my classes were cut short and my and one of my best friends figured that we could bake something.  And we did, amazing peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter and frosting and jelly haha loads of peanut butter, huh? I hadn't done them before, 'cause well.. I'm a huge peanut butter fan and I had been thinking about peanut butter cupcakes as a waste of such a goodie (you do put like a half of a jar!). But Maya talked me into trying it and I gotta tell you, it's amazing! It wasn't a waste after all :) Their fascinating salty-sweet taste is something you HAVE TO try! I mean it, if you were scared, just like me, to try them, DO IT!
We've used a really good recipe from :)It's in polish, so I believe I'll translate for y'all!



(makes about 18 bigger cupcakes):

cupcake dough:
1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
170g unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
75g = 2/3 cup peanut butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup half and half cream (12-18%)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

frosting:170g cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

+ JELLY - we used my favourite - rasberry

What to do?

1) Preheat the oven to 180'C (355'F) and line cupcake pan with paper liners
2) In a smaller bowl sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt).
3) In a bigger bowl combine butter and sugar until nice and fluffy, add peanut butter and mix thoroughly
4) Add eggs, one at a time and mix after each one
5) Add cream and vanilla extract and mix it all until just incorporated
6) Add dry ingerdients in three additions, stiring after each one
7) Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full
8) Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are gettin' a nice golden color
9) Leave it to cool and prepare the frosting!
1)Combine cream chees and sugar
2) Add peanut butter, salt, vanilla extract and mix it well (if it's too thick you can add a tiny bit of milk!) 

Put the frosting over cooled cupcakes and decorate it with jelly!
I actually before putting the frosting on, cut wholes in cupcakes and put a little bit of jelly inside of the cupcake, 'cause I liked the cupcakes with more distinct taste of jelly, but if you do not then it's alright to skip it and just enjoy it like it is! 

I think they look adorable and they taste even better! Mmmm amazing! Now you have to try it, no other option.
Guys, I'm loving all the feedback and when you tell me that you've baked "my" cinnamon rolls it just... it's just amazing, so thank youuu! And keep going, baking and getting pleasure from it just like I do :)
Waiting for your thoughts on this peanut butter subject, are you loving it as well? Would you "waste it" like that?


  1. They look delicious! I really want to try these!

    1. Haha then do that! They're really worth it :)